Fair Play

April 22, 1999
by Mary Jane Hanson

Matthew 25:40 – The King will reply, "I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me. (GNB)

Our son plays Spuds basketball (co-ed ages 6-9). Two weeks ago at a basketball game, my son's team was playing against opposition which had only six players. It was obvious that the other team was at a disadvantage. By half time they were so fatigued and injured that they were ready to concede the game.

My son's coach did a wonderful thing. He sent in two players from our team to play with the other team for the second half of the game. The coach did not send just any players. One of the players was our best. With two new team members, the opponents finished the game.

I was happy to see sportsmanship displayed, but also I saw God's character revealed. The Lord of lords comes to the aid of the underprivileged. God wants justice in the world.

God uses Christian men and women, like my son's coach, to bring justice!

Prayer: Lord God, I thank you on this day that you care for the disadvantaged. Use each one of us as your instruments for fairness in this world. I pray in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Mary Jane Hanson <mjh013@sasktel.net>
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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