Possibly many of you read the story of the young athlete who refused to compete on the Sabbath Day because it violated her religious conviction to do so. She was a potential champion but sacrificed her opportunity in order to be loyal to her convictions.

  Even though she holds to a false position regarding the Sabbath, she is to be commended for her decision to stand by what she believes rather than cater to the chance to be champion. Several of us know what this means because we have been faced with "church or ball game" decision in our lives.

  Her decision is in stark contrast to what some do by even missing worship altogether on Sunday in order to attend a football game they only intend to watch. First things first is a forgotten commandment with many.