“Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to be called children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” — John 1:12-13
The Consistency of Christ
In 2015, outfielder Khris Davis played in 121 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, hitting .247. The next season, he joined the Oakland Athletics and hit .247 again. Davis also ended 2017 with a batting average of .247. On the final day of the 2018 season, Davis went hitless in two at-bats, clinching a .247 average for a fourth consecutive season.
Over that four-year stretch, Davis hit 160 home runs, averaging out to exactly 40 per season. These strange factoids make for fun trivia, but are also a testament to how consistent of a player Davis has become.
In his gospel, John stresses the importance of belief over and over again. The belief John talks about involves understanding it’s not about what we’ve done, but rather what God has done in our lives. Part of being a Christian is acknowledging we’re broken people and trusting in Christ as our Savior.
Regardless of our past or what stage of life we’re in, God offers the same freedom and eternal hope to every single person. There’s nothing we can do to earn the right to be called children of God or have it taken away from us. It’s only through God’s love and mercy that we are offered new life and the opportunity to be transformed.
Through the highs and the lows, keep believing in God’s goodness and trusting in His power.
– Joshua Doering
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