Victory surely is sweet.
As my high school alma mater and school that I just happen to work at now (what a blessing that is!) moved toward VICTORY against our biggest rival in the history of both schools, my heart felt like it couldn’t take it! I was so nervous when the game started and it only got worse as the game progressed. When we took the lead, it wasn’t by much and I was ready to start pacing. The game was packed so I didn’t try and disrupt anyone trying to get out of the stands even though I came close to doing it several times. My husband, a major Rebel fan as well, almost a bigger fan, but definitely bigger critic encouraged me to hang in there and see it all the way through. Man…I wanted to bolt! It was like my life or something was hinged on this one little game. How crazy does that sound!?! This game was seriously intense until the last 44 seconds where we finally had the ball and only had to kneel it twice. What a HUGE sigh of relief!
I had a friend ask me earlier that day when I was talking about how nervous I was for this game, “Win or lose, isn’t the sun still going to shine tomorrow?” That question helped me so much! At that point, I was even thinking of not going to the game! GASP! His words did help me get through the game. When I thought I was about to instantly contract a bleeding ulcer, I would remember, win or lose…it’s gonna be ok! But.. But..
I WANTED THAT VICTORY! And we did possess it in the end, thank the good Lord.
The sun did shine a bit brighter the next day… and victory is sweet! But today I think of a victory that I wish we could all possess… AND WE REALLY CAN, but we have to decide to receive it.
This victory is sweeter than any other!!!
I went to a memorial service for a member of our church, friend and family member today where I was reminded again that the victory we have in Jesus is the best, most sweetest and is above all others. Football games, making the A or wearing your “skinny” jeans is nothing compared to what we have with the blood of Jesus Christ.
We have life after death. Actually death here on earth is just a period, a dot, a bend in the road as the preacher referred to it today… It is actually a BEGINNING ..a beginning of our eternal life, free from sorrow, tears or fear. Wow!
I WANT THAT VICTORY!
I CLAIM IT, ACCEPT IT, POSSESS IT…
I HAVE THAT VICTORY!
VICTORY SURELY IS SWEET!