Jackie Robinson September 16, 2016

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. During his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he helped them win the World Series in 1955. He retired with a lifetime batting average of .311. During his youth, Robinson joined a neighbourhood gang and was going in the wrong direction. But an older friend helped him see that he was hurting his mother and himself. Jackie said “He told me it didn’t take guts to run with the crowd, but it took courage to be willing to be different.” Jackie listened, left the gang, and the rest is history. He traded his wishbone for a backbone. Perhaps you are saying, “I wish I could live a different life, I wish I could be a Christian, but it’s easier to run with the crowd.” Why not trade your wishbone for a backbone? God’s invitation is “Choose this day whom you will serve.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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