I love watching soccer, and I am a fan of the Liverpool Football Club in Englands Premier League. When the Reds are playing, it is an anxiety-filled experience for me. Because one goal or one misplay can change the games outcome, I feel a constant tension as I watch. That is part of what makes the games enjoyable. Recently, though, I saw a tape-delayed replay of one of Liverpools games. I was surprised how much calmer I felt seeing the replay. Why? Because I already knew the outcome, and as a result I was able to relax and enjoy the action.
Life is often like observing live sporting events. There are shocks and surprises, frustrations and fears, because we are unsure of the outcome. Followers of Christ can draw comfort, however, from the fact that though many of lifes situations are uncertain, our eternal outcome is settled by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
The apostle John wrote, These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13). Life may present us with surprises along the way, but because of Christs work we can have peace. He has already settled our eternal outcome.
Read: 1 John 5:10-15
Good evening, Mayor...a Blessed Lord’s Day to The Mayor family.
Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.
Hope you are having a nice weekend. It is 34 degrees and sprinkling here. ARGH!!!!
"Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men." -from THE BIBLE: I Thessalonians 5:14-15