Thursday, May 26, 2011

Caring For "The Babe"

During his career Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs. His final game was not what he had hoped it would be. His life style and age were taking its toll and he was not able to play as well as he wanted to. He committed an error when a ball came to him, struck out and because of his mistakes the Cincinnati Reds took a five run lead. The people in the stands began booing him loudly.

Suddenly a little boy ran from the stands, threw his arms around his legs and started to cry. The deep affection of the little boy melted the hearts of the crowd. First they became quiet and then they started to cheer, "The Babe, The Babe!"

God's love is always directed toward others. It is a love that contradicts the world's understanding of love because it is utterly unselfish. Many times it is difficult to express because it goes against our sinful nature and selfish interests. And it is really impossible to have and show this kind of love unless we have the love of God within us that comes from knowing Christ.

This love, this God-love, is a love that does for others without expecting anything in return. It is a giving love that we see in the life and death of Jesus.

Prayer: Help us, Savior, to love others as You love us - not counting the cost, but showing that we do care. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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