Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Experience of New Life
“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
I always enjoy this time of the year, not due to cold weather (especially if you are in a region where it gets depressingly chilly), but because several sports seasons enter a very interesting phase. The National Hockey Leagues is in the middle of its season. The National Basketball League is about to host it’s All Star weekend and several basketball trades are made to strengthen teams. Baseball players are now thinking about getting physically ready for spring training and the National Football League is primed and ready to play for the Super Bowl. Let’s not forget all the college sports that happen around this time of the year. This is also the time of the year when many sports fans, like yourself, will possibly jump on certain bandwagon’s cheering for the most “winning”-est team. This may be due to the fact your own home team has already bowed out of the championship race or for the fact that your own home team is not very good and would rather sport the logo of a winning team.
At the end of the day, in sports when it comes to crowning a championship, there can only be one winner. In this case, sports fans need to choose the side they are going to root for. There will be fans will ensure they continue to provide the most support for their team no matter what the outcome is. There maybe also be those fans that are wishy-washy going between both teams – but they are not taken very seriously as legitimate sports fans. In fact, most likely, real sports fans will be able to see through this and not even value their input because they are on the fence with their decision on who they will support.
Likewise, in the text of this passage, it clearly states in Revelation 3:16 that if you are on the fence about your commitment as a Christian you are creating more problems for yourself by being lukewarm about your belief. The way that it is described in this verse to us is that it considers cold water to provide one with a source of refreshment and hot water to provide a source of rejuvenation … however lukewarm water provides neither.
Prayer: Almighty Lord, whether I am hot or cold in my faith, enable me to be steadfast and not lukewarm.
Jason John, St. Mathews MTC, Toronto