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Picking Teams

All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.  Matthew 25:32-33 NRSV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.I was not the most coordinated or athletic child in the class during elementary school.

During physical education class, the teacher would assign two children to be team captains and they would choose other children for their teams. I dreaded these moments. It seemed I was always one of the last to be chosen—an experience that left me feeling rejected and inadequate.

On Judgment Day, Jesus will choose some to be on His right, the most honored place. Others will be placed on His left where they will be dishonored. When we choose to be followers of Christ, we develop a desire to follow His example in how we treat others. Jesus honors our good deeds and chooses us for His team on Judgment Day. He sets us apart from others and honors us for loving and obeying Him.

I may not have been picked first for teams in school, but Jesus will pick me to be at His right hand, separated into the group of those He loves. I can’t think of another team I would rather be a part of.

Make sure you’re one of the ones Christ will pick for His team. Accept the promise of eternal life now. 

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Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a proud mother of six children, including one-year-old triplets. She loves to use her personal experience in suburban Kansas City and sense of humor to encourage others to read and rely on God’s Word.