Monday, January 21, 2013

Winning Gold

“We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.”  -Charles F. Browne

Olympic athletes can do things that a normal human being can’t.  Every two years we watch them make the impossible, possible, by breaking records and winning for their respective countries.  When a US athlete wins the gold, we cheer because we know that the athlete represents all Americans.  Thus their victory is our victory.  Similarly, there isn’t a single person on this earth who is without sin.  Nobody was therefore qualified to die for the world’s sins, but Someone perfect: Jesus Christ.  Therefore, Christ represents those who choose to believe in Him.  When Christ conquered sin on the cross, we did too!  It’s no wonder that when I think of what Christ did for me, I get excited.  I cheer for Christ, because His victory is our victory.

So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!" (2 Corinthians 5:20, NLT).  

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