“Follow the B A L L all the way to the bat, Son.” Two strikes, three balls. I didn’t yell out to by son who was up, but I thought that sentence really hard. We’d had this conversation in our practice at home.
“CRACK!” A solid hit! Now, I’m loud, cheering as my boy slides into second with an RBI double! With a big smile across his face, he tips his hat my direction. I nod.
Where are your eyes today? I, for one, am glad the election is over! How about you? Were you elated or deflated at the outcome? Either way, where is your focus now? Heaven’s call to LOVE is still there, strong as ever! There’s work to do!
Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are One— I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. THEN, the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23)
What is the world seeing right now in the Body of Christ? Is it love and unity? This is a quote from the actual Lord’s Prayer on the night of His betrayal and arrest.
Democrat, Republican, Independent believers, are you loving one another in unity?
I love this time of year! We set our hearts to being thankful and look forward to the celebration of the first coming of our Lord and Savior: CHRISTMAS! The whole world celebrates His birth! I’ m reminded to “Keep my eyes on the B A B Y! Yeah, the “BALL” is the BABY! I trust that the Spirit is prompting ALL of us to turn our attention to Jesus and His call on our lives individually AND collectively.
It’s been said, in many different ways, by many Christian leaders, “The world will never believe our message until the Church unites at the foot of the cross!”
Conservative Christians – No gloating! Sadly, I’ve seen some online. Trust God!
Liberal Christians – Don’t let your disappointment throw you off task. Trust God!
All Others – Be uniting voices with the love of Jesus Christ on your lips. Trust God!
In 2017, if not before, let’s Each One ~ Reach One!