Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We're Number One!


Matthew 19:30
But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Who doesn't like to be in first place?

Whether it's a gold medal at the Olympics or a trophy for winning your town's 5K run, the feelings are the same - exhilarating!

We follow our favorite sports teams in hopes of a World Series win or a trip to the Super Bowl. We cheer on our alma mater's football team, hoping for a national championship. We root for our favorite competitor at Wimbledon, the Daytona 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Masters Tournament.

We want them to win! To be "Number One"! To place first!

Second place just won't do.

And, God forbid, they should come in last . . .

Because, nobody loves a loser. Nobody wants to be a loser. No one wants to be in last place.

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This world judges winners and losers. Not so, the Kingdom of God.

When we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Savior, make Him "Number One" in our lives, the playing field is leveled. First and last do not matter. God loves His children with equal measure.

It's a "Win-Win" in God's Kingdom!
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Are you judging people in your life as winners and losers?

Let us pray:
We thank you, Lord, for loving us all the same. Help us to remember that when we feel we are losing in the game of life, we are always winning with You. Amen.

I am thankful for blue skies after a storm.

Readings
Psalms 119:145-176 or 128, 129, 130
Obadiah 15-21
1 Peter 2:1-10
Matthew 19:23-30


3 comments:

  1. Participating is important rather than winning or losing, when HE doesn't judge, how can we judge others?
    Lovely post.

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  2. Thank you so much, Janu, for reading the post today. Yes, it's all about participation in the life God has planned for us, not judging the choices of others!
    Blessings!

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  3. My niece, Ellen (who lives in Kennesaw, Martha) won a 2nd place ribbon for her science project. She is glad she didn't win first place because the first place winners go on to the Science Fair to compete with others. She is glad to have her work acknowledged but she is content to just be in 2nd place.

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