Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Thursday, October 23, 2008

True colors...

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
-Galatians 3:27

If we come to Christ, hungry, thirsty, starving for the friendship of the divine, we shall be filled in God’s sacred silence.

(devotion)
My son and I attended a football game in a city three hours away from our home. As we settled into our seats, the air was full of excitement over the game about to be played.

Although we didn't personally know any of the other people in the stadium around us, we were immediately accepted into the group because we were all wearing the colors or jerseys of the home team. Regardless of who we were or where we traveled from, the only thing that mattered on game day was whose colors we were wearing.

As Christians, we are called to be clothed in Christ, spiritually wearing his "colors" of truth, faith, and love as boldly as any team jersey. And we are called to accept all who share our allegiance to Christ, even if their homes are far away or they are of a different nationality. At the football game, fans of many colors and ethnic backgrounds cheered together as one for their team. As Christians, let us make sure we're wearing Christ's colors.
(Larry Hashman)

Lord Jesus Christ, help us to be clothed in you in our interests and behavior. Give us boldness to live for you as openly and enthusiastically as we cheer for our sports teams. Amen.

~Joys~

~ "His" art scattered in colors of Fall throughout the Mountains here in my lil valley
~ Tidy landscaping filled with pumpkins galore (pics to come)
~ Lovely, Blessed Teachers
~ conversations with Deena
~ little surprises in the mail (unexpected simple thank you)
~ Mercy, Grace
~ Freedom
~ Lovely small group of Special Education students I worked with yesterday

3 comments:

Beehind Thyme said...

Thank you... Thank you... for carrying me through each day w/ your inspirational quotes & scriptures. I absolutely love visiting with you.

May all your joys be filled today... on this Crisp, AuTuMn DaY, Pamela

MISS PRUDENCE said...

FROM YOUR KIND HEART YOU TOUCH MANY WITH YOUR WORDS, REFLECTIONS AND PRAISE... THANK YOU MY FRIEND FOR BEING YOU AND FOR BEING A DEAR PART OF MY LIFE... X X X

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deena