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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, April 6, 2018

“…These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31

Ink Pens

Former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa would wear the same socks as long as his team was winning. Baseball fans turn their caps inside out to start rallies in the ninth inning. Some bearded players have shaved off their beards to stop a losing streak.

Do you, like these people, have “good luck charms” or superstitions? I admit I do. I carry ink pens with red designs on them when the St. Louis Cardinals are at home, and ink pens with blue designs on them when the Cards are on the road. But “good luck” charms and superstitions don’t always work. The same is true in the spiritual realm.

Wearing a cross or religious icon won’t guarantee your eternal destiny. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian. If you spend the night in the garage, you won’t wake up as a car! The only thing that reserves your seat in Heaven is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Savior. As the verse above indicates, it is a matter of faith. Do you know for sure where you will spend eternity? If not, check out the book written by the apostle John in the New Testament. It could change your life.

Stanley Tucker

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