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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, April 9, 2018

“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens…let them be for signs and seasons…let them…give light on the earth…” Genesis 1:14

Don’t Miss the Sign

I am fascinated by the signs given in a Major League Baseball game. The manager gives signs to the catcher and the defense, the catcher gives signs to the pitcher, and the third base coach gives signs to the batter and the base runners.

I never understood the signs in Little League or high school. To me, they looked like frantic arm motions. I realize, though, that signs are intended to benefit the team.

Did you know that bees give signs? Scout bees go out and find, say, a peach orchard in bloom.

They return to the hive and do a “waggle dance.” Their movements tell the other bees how far away the orchard is, in what direction, and what direction in relation to where the sun is. These signs benefit the bees.

God has given us signs, and some are so obvious we take them for granted. The sun, moon and stars give us light, help us tell time and give us direction. How would we know where east was without sunrise?

In Genesis 9:12, God gave us another sign with the rainbow. It is a perpetual reminder that God won’t flood the whole earth again.

God’s signs are for our benefit, too. Through them, He gives us light and direction. Through them, He gives us time. Through them we know He keeps His promises. Thank God for His signs.

Stanley Tucker

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