As many of you know, I’ve pretty much stopped following the NRL (National Rugby League). Although I went to just about every one of the Cronulla’s home games (as I used to live in the Shire), I have given up following rugby league as, in my opinion, it has become too much about money and being politically correct.
But in saying that, I did watch the Grand Final, on and off, and I was going for Penrith (sorry, Bunnies’ supporters 🙂) as I have read a bit about the number of Christians in the team and how half of them are also in the same Home Group.
Now, it would be easy to praise God in prayer after winning a Grand Final (the test would be to do likewise after loosing too), but instead of being caught up in all the celebrations, several of their players knelt and prayed together. It was moving and very encouraging to see.
When I see things like this it also reminds me that in the end, things will be like this, that is, all who walk with Jesus in this life will be with him and praise him – and so, we had better get used to it 🙂 ! If anything, there are times when I don’t even hesitate to say: Bring it on!
Are you looking forward to this day when all of God’s people are together praising Him? Irrespective of what team one supports or if one doesn’t even follow the game, are you looking forward to this day? I am.
May we, therefore, be enthused to tell others about Jesus, and to show Jesus, before it is too late. One day all followers of Jesus will be like these several players. One day all will bow the knee to him. After all, he (Jesus) has already won the Grand Final of grand finals, hasn’t he?
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.