miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2013

“May I sacrifice?”









Gold-Medal

Effort







At a recent Kansas high school state track championship, an unusual thing happened. The team that won the girls 3,200-meter relay was disqualified. But what happened next was even more unusual. The team that was awarded the state championship by default turned right around and gave their medals to the team that had been disqualified.

The first school, St. Mary’s Colgan, lost first place because judges ruled that a runner had stepped out of her lane as she handed off the baton. That meant the second team, Maranatha Academy, moved up to first. After receiving their medals, the girls from Maranatha saw the downtrodden looks on the faces of the St. Mary’s girls, so they gave them their individual medals.

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Why did they do this? As Maranatha’s coach Bernie Zarda put it: “Our theme for the year was to run not for our glory, but for God’s glory.”

As a result of the girls’ action, their story was told throughout Kansas, and God’s name was lifted up.

When we set aside our own interests and accomplishments to recognize that it’s better to care for the interests of others
(Phil. 2:4), we see God’s name glorified.

Acting with grace and kindness toward others is one of the best ways to point people to God.










Read: Philippians 2:4-11


( Philippians 2 -Audio-)
   

















Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. —Philippians 2:4


Love is not blind
but looks Abroad
through others’ eyes,

And asks not,

“Must I give?”


 But,

“May I sacrifice?”


 —Ziegler
declares
When we love God, we will serve people.









Bible in a Year:
Judges 4-6; Luke 4:31-44


"Reflexions from Our Daily Bread"
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