March 1-No Difference

March 1-No Difference

March 1: No Difference

 

Scripture Lesson: Galatians 3:26-27

 

On this date in 1947, Bill Veeck set up his Spring Training for the Cleveland Indians in Arizona. He did so in anticipation of signing the Indians’ first black player, knowing that Arizona had a relatively tolerant racial climate. During the season, Veeck went on to sign Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, and Doby trained at the Arizona camp.

 

Paul made it clear to the Galatians that there is no difference in believers. In Christ there is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female: all are one in Christ Jesus. Up until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, some of the best players to ever play the game never got to play in the major leagues. Some of those who did get to play had passed their prime. In Jesus’ eyes, all are the same: when we become believers, we are all a part of God’s family. There is no room in the heart of a believer for any prejudice toward any one. I like the song I learned as a child, “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” We would sing “Red, and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” Our call is to do the very same thing!

  1. What does it mean to you that we are one in Christ Jesus?

  2. Have you ever had someone show prejudice towards you? How did it make you feel?

  3. What does it mean to you to a part of the family of God?

We are all one in Christ Jesus, praise be to God!

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