Each year I watch the Super Bowl, the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” are played out before my eyes as the last seconds tick off the clock. On the winning side of the field, high fives are being given, Gatorade is being dumped on the coach, and the players are ecstatic! Across the field quite the opposite is happening as players sit sadly on the emptying benches, heads down, tears sometimes falling. Joy on one side, misery on the other.
Reminds me of the fact that in Christ I am on the victorious side…Praise the Lord! I am chosen by God, adopted into His family, deeply loved, completely forgiven, complete in Him, a citizen of Heaven. I am a child of the light, I am sanctified and made righteous in Christ. These are only a few examples of who scripture says I am and you are as a member of God’s winning team.
There are days when it seems as though we are on the opposite side of the field feeling beat down, defeated and on the bench all alone. Well, the only one happy about that is Satan because he is feeling victorious. Christian, lift your head and look across the field where you belong. Remember who you are in Christ. Don’t believe Satan’s lies. Get up off that bench, wipe your tears and walk toward Jesus, toward joy, toward who you are in Christ..Victorious!! Join the celebration!
“No, in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
And today if you see someone on the bench alone, unaware of the victory they can have in Christ, make an effort to walk across the field, help them up, and share with them the life Christ offers. Have a blessed day basking in the light of His love and all that you are in Him. God is so good, isn’t He! Give him your praise and thanksgiving today! Blessings!