Last night I attended a high school football game. It wasn’t just any old high school football game. It was Homecoming. For Tulsa’s own Memorial Chargers.
The stands were much more crowded than usual. You could feel the energy in the air. A victory would be the icing on the cake.
Coming home. There’s just something about coming home that instills warm fuzzies in each of us. Or at least it’s supposed to.
Whether it’s for the holidays to briefly share food and fellowship or for a high school football game to cheer on your Alma Mater, it’s a time of reuniting with that which you love. And cherish. And a time for returning to memories you hold near and dear to your heart.
That’s how each of us should feel about Jesus. He, too, will once again have a homecoming. He will return to His earthly home and bring with Him victory. Unlike last night’s football game, where the final score was uncertain until the clock ran out and the buzzer sounded, we all know the outcome of Christ’s return. Final victory. A new existence Different than any we could imagine. An existence free from pain and sorrow. An existence where we have nothing but time to worship our Lord and Savior. For He is good.
Let’s all be prepared. Let’s put on our game faces and our armor of God. Let’s make sure we’re on the winning team. Let’s be ready at any time day or night for no one knows the hour of His return. Let’s live out our lives as living proof that we played the game, the game of life, to win. For Christ. By His father’s rules. To get the reward. The ultimate prize. Eternal life.
Memorial may not have appeared the winner against Claremore last night according to the 13-27 scoreboard, but they fought hard ’til the end. They are still winners. At playing life. So are we. We win some. We lose some. But what matters most is how we play the game. Let’s play for Christ! ♡
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Matthew 16:27
Love and laughter,