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Friday, July 15, 2011

The True Winner

Matthew 7:12 (New International Version)
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Craig Saunders wrote about an experience he witnessed when he attended a Special Olympics for the Handicapped where several people from his church were competing. He shared how in the 220 track race there was a very fast runner named Andrew who was 50 yards ahead of the rest of the runners when he glanced back and saw his best friend fall. The crowd at the finishing post was yelling to Andrew, "Come on, come on, come on!"

But Andrew stopped and went back and took his friend's hand and lifted him to his feet and they ran together to finish the race.
The entire crowd stood to their feet and applauded. As Saunders said, "It was an amazing sight because that's what the Special Olympics are about. People don't consider being 'Number One.' The most important thing is that people finish the race."

Andrew won the Sportsman Award at those Special Olympics because he was more concerned being "Number One" with his friend than being "Number One" with the crowd.

Dear Lord we pray that today we would look for ways to help others and put them first rather than ourselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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