Last night was Gin night.
Not that kind of gin! 😦
Gin Rummy! 🙂
I am an only child. Therefore I grew up around mostly adults during my early childhood years. Rather than playing children’s games, I grew up playing Gin. The card game, Gin Rummy, with my parents.
As most of you know, it’s me and my 86 year old father these days. And we still play Gin. Not as often as we should for he loves it! And he can still beat the pants off of me! 🙂 He knows what cards I’ve drawn from the discard pile, what cards I’ve discarded, and pretty much exactly what I’m going to lay down before I even lay down a card. We usually play the best out of three hands. To 150.That’s how we keep score.
Have you ever noticed how every game ever invented involves keeping score?
It’s really against God’s word for it tells us that love keeps no record of wrongs. And we all know God is love. No record. Of wrongs. That means no losers. Think about it. If we are always comparing, someone wins, someone loses, someone is better, someone is worse, we’re more likely to need constant approval from all those around us. If we win, our day is made. But if we lose, our day is ruined. It creates a judgmental atmosphere for us all. We become co-dependent on the approval of others. It labels us all winners or losers. We’re not to judge. That’s God’s job. Why can’t we all just be equals? That’s how God made us. Each with equal value in His eyes.
God doesn’t care if you win or lose. His love keeps no record of it. So why should we? Let’s all just love one another and enjoy the comaraderie we share with others while we play. Whatever the game. Gin Rummy or life.
What God does care about, and we should too, is our belief in Christ. And following His commandment to love one another as He loved us. Follow those simple game rules, and you will be a winner no matter what the score! 🙂
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love and laughter,