Sunday, November 29, 2015

Unity in the Body

We are told in Scripture to "stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel."(Philippians 1:27) Some years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, lined up for the 100-yard race. When the starting gun fired, they took off with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except for one boy who stumbled, fell over and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry, slowed down, and looked back. They all turned around and went back. Every one of them. One girl with Down's syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, "This will make it better." All nine linked arms and walked across the finish line together. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. Striving together for the faith of the Gospel receives Heaven's acclamation. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.