Someone has said that the person who is all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package! That was the problem with the Church at Corinth. It was every man for himself! It’s also the problem with many who name the name of Christ today. It is the problem which I Corinthians was written to correct. Today’s devotional gives a good example of what the Church needs today. Will you follow it? God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 12:7
“Wayne Gretzky retired from professional hockey in 1999. When ‘The Great One’ skated off the ice for that final time, he owned sixty-one NHL records. Most sport’s enthusiasts focused on his unmatchable record of 894 goals, but that isn’t the one Gretzky treasures most. He said, ‘Ten years from now, they won’t be talking about my goal scoring. It’ll just be my passing.’ After twenty years of skating in the pros, he was most pleased by his record number of assists to teammates. Ken Dryden said, ‘Gretzky is the first forward to play a true team game…and that will be this superstar’s legacy.’ Imagine setting nearly every significant record, but finding your greatest fulfillment in helping others succeed. That’s greatness!” [“ESPN SportsCentury,” Houston Chronicle, Sept. 12, 1999, p. 10 in McHenry’s Stories for the Soul, compiled by Raymond McHenry, (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001), p. 134]