I live in Oklahoma, the state that derived it’s name from Choctaw Chief Allen Wright in 1866 when the Reconstruction treaties were signed between leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes and the United States Government. It is made up from two Choctaw words meaning “Land of the Red Man”. That was back before statehood when Oklahoma was known as Indian Territory.
Oklahoma has always been known for its Indians.
But how about them Cowboys?
Last Saturday brought Oklahoma a 30-27 victory over Texas. Texas, a state known for its Cowboys.
OSU Cowboys, my alma mater, lassoed the Texas Longhorns and gave them a rodeo of their own. This was Oklahoma State’s fourth straight win over Texas on Texas turf.
So how about them Cowboys now?
Oklahoma is usually the underdog to Texas in just about everything. Texas may be bigger, but as the Cowboys just proved, they’re not always better.
I have always been drawn to the underdog, those less fortunate. The ones that would be chosen last for the team.
Have you ever really thought about it? God always chooses the underdog, too. Look at most all the famous Bible characters. Murderers, prostitutes, youngest sons, elderly men, barren women just to name a few.
He does not call the equipped, but rather equips the called. How else could He so magnificently show His supreme power?
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty thankful for that! 🙂 It gives us all hope.
It’s called grace.
As you sit before your television or live in a stadium watching football this season, I pray you all realize where the real victory lies. It’s not just them Cowboys. It’s in Jesus Christ. He died for us all so we could be victorious over sin and share eternity with Him.
Now that’s the kind of victory I want to win. How about you? 🙂
27 God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 God has chosen what is low and despised in the world, things that are not to reduce to nothing the things that are, 29 so that no person might boast before God.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29
Love and laughter,