Monday, November 5, 2012

Winning From Behind

My husband, my oldest daughter and I were watching the Alabama-LSU football game Saturday night.  My daughter is a University of Alabama alumni, so of course, you know which team we were cheering to win.

As the game progressed, LSU led Alabama, and since the game was being played at LSU it seemed the home-field advantage would prevail.  Things looked bleak and many Alabama fans I know actually turned off their televisions and went to bed. They missed it.

In the last seconds of the game Alabama made a dramatic drive ending with the winning touchdown leaving only a few seconds on the clock.  Alabama was still undefeated, my husband and I were happy and our daughter was elated.

Sometimes when we look at the world around us, and how evil seems to prevail more and more, we may feel as if our enemies, and those of our Lord, are winning.  Perhaps we feel they have too great  a "home field advantage."  But don't be discouraged, the battle is not yet over.  As the old hymn says..."Jesus who died shall be satisfied...God is the ruler yet."

The day will come when every knee will bow to the Lord Jesus Christ and confess Him to be  "Lord of Lords and King of Kings." 

We shall all be there.  We will either be those who are joyfully entering that chorus, or we will be those who are tearfully entering that chorus.

But make no mistake about it, our Lord had already told us, "I have overcome the world."

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