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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

“I know a man in Christ who … was caught up to the third heaven.” — 2 Corinthians: 12:2

Making the Leap

Today is the trading deadline for Major League Baseball, brining to a close a busy wheeling-and-dealing season. Last week, pitcher Zach Britton was moved from the only team he’d ever pitched for, the Orioles, to the playoff-bound New York Yankees. One day he was playing for a last place team, and the next he was a member of the Bronx Bombers.

He went from the proverbial outhouse to the penthouse in a matter of minutes. Imagine his excitement at making such a leap! There is another leap, however, that is even more dramatic. That’s when sinners accept Jesus as their Savior and go from the prospect of eternal damnation to the assurance of life in Heaven when they die.

Britton probably felt as if he went to Heaven when he learned about the trade to his new destination, but going to a good team doesn’t guarantee success. Going to Heaven, however, does guarantee eternal life.

Lois Thomson

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