Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - September 19, 2008

Good morning,

Our devotion for today comes from Roman 5:8 "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 

Wherever you are today, meditate on this; Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs during his baseball career, but on this particular day toward the end of his career, the Braves were playing the Reds in Cincinnati, and the great Bambino was no hero.  He bumbled the ball and threw badly.  In one inning alone, his errors were responsible for most of the five runs scored by Cincinnati.

As the Babe walked off the field and headed toward the dugout after the third out, a crescendo of angry cries and boos rose to greet him.  Then a boy jumped over the railing and ran out onto the field.  With tears streaming down his face, he threw his arms around the legs of his hero.

Ruth didn't hesitate for a second.  He picked up the boy, hugged him, then set him down and patted his head.  The cries from the crowd abruptly stopped.  A hush fell over the entire park.  In that brief memont, the fans saw two heroes on the field: Ruth who, in spite of his own dismal day in fielding, cared about the feelings of a young fan and a boy who cared about the feeling of another human being.

No matter what your performance has been on the playing field of life, God has a hug waiting for you.  He is your number one fan.  

Have a blessed day with your #1 fan!

Your brother in Christ,
J. H. Flakes, III


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