Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

THE BOAST Vol 11 No 15

August 14, 2012

Dear Friend,

I have loved watching the recent Olympics in London. There were so many poignant moments. While there were a few athletes who boasted of their deeds, they were dwarfed in numbers by the countless winners whose humility, gratitude, and grace were utterly infectious.

Sprinkled throughout the events we saw many athletes win their contest and immediately look upward or point upward or make the sign of the cross and you realized they were expressing gratitude and honor to the God who made them.

The Apostle Paul offered a direct word to the Corinthian church that speaks to all of us.  “He [God] is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’” I Corinthians 1:30-31*

May our “boasts,” our celebrations of life’s large and little victories always be an affirmation of the reality and work of the Lord who loves us.

“To God be the glory, great things he has done!”

 With joy - E. Stanley Ott
Copyright 2012 E. Stanley Ott
*Scripture from the NRSV