Monday, April 29, 2013

Righteousness and Truth

Last night I thoroughly enjoyed the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in major league baseball. I laughed, cried, cheered and rooted passionately for right and justice. I was deeply impacted by the conviction of what was right in both Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey. They both chose a very difficult course of action for the sake of righteousness. They chose to walk in the TRUTH that God loves every person.

No one is outside the grace, love and acceptance of God Almighty. He created each of us. His many faceted creation shouts the fact that God loves variety and color. He let the races happen at the Tower of Babel and today we hate based on differences, just as they did in those days. In God's sovereign plan, He is working good out of even that day in history when the people he created acted outrageously prideful.

The power of choosing righteousness was demonstrated in the way those two men walked out their convictions. Certainly, they were not perfect, but they were stubbornly determined. They spoke with their lives rather than their words. Such wisdom.

May we who claim a relationship with Jesus the LORD OF ALL, live in such a way that people will be compelled by our lives to want Him and love Him.