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Senior Living - March 26

March 26, 2014

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The blessings that are yours today

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. - Galatians 3:28

There was a golfer on the pro tour years ago who was a pompous egomaniac. In his mind, he could do nothing wrong, and he always had a quick excuse for any loss. As if these faults were not enough, he was also not above hustling a few extra dollars playing amateurs in cities on the tour for $50 a hole.

One day he was approached by a man wearing dark glasses and carrying a white cane who offered to play him for $100 a hole. “Why, I can’t play you,” the professional protested. “You’re blind, aren’t you?”

“Yes, I am,” replied the man. “But that’s alright. I was a state champion before I went blind. I think I can beat you.”

Now the pro had not been doing well lately, and he needed the money. So he told the blind man, “It’s a deal. When would you like to play?”

“Any night you’re ready.”

It’s interesting how one small factor can take a seemingly impossible situation and level the playing field. Take the Gentiles of the Old Testament, who had to essentially renounce their own heritage and become Jewish to partake of God’s blessings. Yet when Christ died on the cross, He leveled the playing field and opened the door of God’s blessings to all people, no matter their walk of life!

God made a way for all people by leveling the playing field. So thank Him today that all you have to do is believe, and the blessings are yours!

Prayer Challenge

Thank God that the playing field is level and you have immediate access to His blessings!

Questions for Thought

What does it say about God that He’s called all peoples to Himself through a faith relationship?

How can you share that great news with others?

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