One of my favourite pastimes is playing a game of cards called euchre. My husband and I try to play every week with two other ladies. There are times when we lose, and then there are times when we win. One night recently, I lost a few games. In cards, someone has to be the loser, and it's too bad that no one has invented a card game where everyone wins! If we are dealt the right cards, we are able to play at leisure; it is a little harder to play the hand that we are dealt if the cards are crummy. The game involves chance and also a risk.
As I thought about my loss, I considered how this card game is so much like my life. I can take charge of the life that I am dealt by taking a chance or a big risk, and in doing so, make a wrong decision or choice. I can also turn my life over to Jesus, Who will always be there for me, leading me down the right path, if I let Him.
Whatever the cards we are dealt in life or the decisions that we make or take, Jesus will work it out in the end, and we will become winners in His eyes.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (NASB)
Jesus is the trump or wild card, Who gave up His life for all, and everyone wins!
Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to sacrifice His life on a cross for us all. As human beings, we sometimes make foolish choices that lead to lives that are uncomfortable and uncontrollable. Be with us and help us to make right decisions in our life, play, and worship. Lead us on the pathway that leads to everlasting life. Amen.
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