On Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, one of my favorite things to do is watch the boxing matches on television. I don’t know where the name of the day originated, and I am not certain that there is more boxing taking place on Boxing Day than on any other day of the year, but I feel the need to legitimize its name by watching the boxing matches.
Last Boxing Day, I recall a match in which two individuals were badly bruised. It was obvious that they had been in a fight of some sort. They proudly sported their bruised bodies. I thought of the war waging around us and wondered what spiritual bruises I might have as a lasting reminder.
I know that by the time eternity comes home, our bruises will all have been healed, and our broken bodies restored. I hope that the prospect of becoming bruised will never stop me from becoming a fierce warrior for the cause of Christ. May my eternal home be with him. The Lord God Almighty is a God who calms the raging seas.
New Mexico, USA