30: Saving the Day
Scripture Lesson: John 3:16-17
Today is the birthday of former Brooklyn Dodger Sandy Amoros. A
reserve outfielder known primarily for his defensive play, Amoros’ defining
moment came in the 1955 World Series. In the sixth inning of Game Seven, with
the Dodgers holding a slim 2-0 lead over their arch-rival, the New York
Yankees, the left hander came off the bench as a defensive replacement. Yankee
catcher Yogi Berra hit an opposite field shot that looked like a sure double as
the Dodger outfield had shifted to the right. Amoros seemingly came out of
nowhere and extended his gloved right hand to catch the ball. He skidded to a
halt before crashing into the fence, turned and threw a strike to cut-off man
Pee Wee Reese, who threw to first to double off Gil McDougal. That play saved
the game and the World Series for the Dodgers.
Two of the most famous verses in the Bible are the two we read
today. Amoros saved the day for the Dodgers on that fall day in 1955. No one
has ever saved the day before or since like Jesus saved the day. God sent His
only Son to this world to give each of us the opportunity to have eternal life
and to spend it with Him in heaven. That is love! God sent Jesus to the world
to save the world. All we have to do is believe! God loved, God gave, we
believe, we receive! Today do we believe that Jesus died for our sins and God
raised him from the dead? Have we asked Jesus into our hearts and asked Him to
forgive our sins and mistakes? Then not only has Jesus saved the day, He has
professed your faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior? If so when?
someone you need to tell about John 3:16-17?
God right now for His tremendous love for us by sending Jesus to save the day
and to save us!
May we always live our lives in appreciation for what God has done
Posted on Sat, January 30, 2016
by David Daly