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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, April 19, 2018

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” — Ephesians 2:14-18

War or Peace

Many locker rooms are divided. Maybe it’s by offensive and defensive players, but many are divided because there are teammates who are annoying or downright mean. We do what we can to stay out of their way and avoid them. But is that what we are called to do?

If Christ was willing to come to earth and suffer on the cross in order to rescue sinners, then shouldn’t we reach out to those we don’t like? Our sin put us at war with God. But Christ saved us.

If we don’t reach out to them, who will? Won’t we miss the call that Christ has placed on us to reach out to others? We may not know what to say or we may not have the courage to say it, but if we depend on the Holy Spirit, we will do just fine. We were put on this earth for others.

Tim Pitcher

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