Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
On this date in 1993, in his first Major League at bat, Marlins catcher
Mitch Lyden hit a home run off Jose Bautista in the team’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
The second inning dinger would be the only home run in his brief career,
however. Lyden would play in only six games with 10 at bats and three hits.
In today’s text, Paul addresses a problem that had arisen with the
Thessalonians. They expected Jesus to return soon, and some of them had quit
their jobs in anticipation of the event. Paul told them that no one could know
the timing of Jesus’ return, but it would be like a thief in the night. Paul
reminded them, and would remind us today that we must live every day as if
Jesus was returning in the next moment. We don’t know how long we have on this
earth or how much time we have until Jesus returns. We must live in the light
as His children, encouraging and building up others. We don’t know how much
time we have, so we must make the most of every moment.
knew Jesus was coming back in an hour, what would we do?
we not do just that right now? Why or why not?
we encourage and build up our teammates and coaches?
Lyden’s career was indeed very brief. I am sure he will always
remember that one and only home run. May we all make memories of serving God by
encouraging and building up others!
Posted on Thu, June 16, 2016
by David Daly