In case some of you have not heard, Tyler Skaggs of the Angels baseball team passed away quite suddenly last night. No foul play or suicide seemed to be involved; Skaggs was 27.
Today, as his team goes out to play a game without him, there is no doubt that their hearts are extremely heavy.
While I don’t watch baseball at all, it occurred to me that those who do play team sports are usually very tight-knit and close. They each have a part to play, and they are all important to the success and wins of each game played.
My friends, if you have Christ as your Lord and Savior, you and I are apart of one body, as Christ calls it.
“There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 12:12, NIRV)
while it is not in the Bible specifically, another term we could use is team. We are all on Christ’s team, and He is the coach. We are all players; we are all indispensable to one another’s success in this daily walk, as well as being indispensable for the team to work move well, and win.
This metaphor isn’t the best, I know. But as I think of Tyler Skaggs, and the mourning his family, friends, and team mates are going through, it reminds me of the church, and how vital it is that we, who believe in the same major doctrinal points, to stick together and encourage one another.
So, today, let’s be praying for those who have lost Tyler Skaggs. And let us remember and cherish each other as we play this game called life. We won’t be perfect at it… but it is one of the most important things we will ever do.
Do you know Jesus?
Jesus Christ, who is God Himself, came down out of heaven to teach us what it really means to love someone. Learn more about Jesus’ Love, and what it has to do with you, here.
Please pray for…
- The family, friends, and team mates of Tyler Skaggs.
- For a more unified, loving Church. Jesus prayed for this in John 17. May He show us what it looks like to love one another.
Thank you for your prayers. ❤