A Lesson for March 16th

Butterfly Leg of the 200 IM
(Image by recursive_1 via Flickr)

Hebrews 3:12 Take care, brothers and sisters, that none of you may have an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Every Saturday morning in Officer Candidate School we had mandatory “fun,” a variety of team sporting events, after which we could leave the base until Sunday night. When my principal event, the  swimming relay came last, many of my classmates would have slipped away to the dorm to get ready for the weekend. While others on my team could swim faster, I could swim butterfly. I still recall one of my classmates cheering and walking beside me, exhorting me to reach the far end of the pool. In this way she helped me and kept herself out of trouble.

Who might you cheer to their success and keep yourself pointed towards God?

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