Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Friday, June 1, 2018

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.” — Psalm 145: 3-7

Standing Stones

In 2009, the old Yankee Stadium was closed and the new Yankee Stadium opened. Monument Park, located behind the outfield wall, was moved to the new stadium and has monuments dedicated to legendary Yankee players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle.

The Israelites used to create a pile of standing stones to commemorate a great event. Joshua had representatives of each tribe take a stone from the middle of the Jordan River, which God miraculously caused to stop flowing. They put the stones on the other side of the river as an example to future generations of what God had done.

The standing stones were not just a visual for telling a story to future generations, they were a testament to the power, provision and faithfulness of God to the Israelites. We are to tell the same story today. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 145 that one generation is supposed to teach the next about the glorious splendor of God’s majesty, about the power of His awesome works, and about His abundant goodness and righteousness.

We like to tell stories about great athletes and sports moments, but more important is telling others of what God has done for us. Think about what God has done in your life. What story do you have to tell? We can be standing stones – living testaments to others of God’s power, mercy and provision in our lives.

Phillip Blosser, Ph.D.

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