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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, September 24, 2018

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven.” — Hebrews 1:3

Believing Without Seeing

Jack Buck’s call of Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit home run to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series is arguably the most famous broadcaster commentary in baseball history. An NBC Sports article ranked Buck and Vin Scully’s play-by-play of Gibson’s home run the fifth best call ever across all sports. As Gibson was rounding the bases, Buck ended by saying, “I don’t believe what I just saw.” 

Even when we can see things with our own eyes, we have a hard time believing what’s happening sometimes. 

The author of Hebrews starts this letter of encouragement by glorifying Jesus and establishing Him as the embodiment of God. As Christians, our hope comes from what we believe, not what we see. We should be blown away that the same Jesus who sustains “all things” and is the “radiance of God’s glory” wants a relationship with us. He loves us, cares for us, and intercedes on our behalf. 

Through all of life’s trials, that truth never changes. We can put our full faith and trust in Christ, confident in His unfailing love. God calls us to look beyond the now and remember we’re part of something bigger than ourselves, something we can’t begin to comprehend.

It’s not always easy, but we have to believe in God’s promises and His plan while also letting go of our own agenda and surrendering to His will.

Joshua Doering

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