October 18, 2022
On Saturday afternoon as the big college football game between #2 Alabama and #6 Tennessee was winding down the tension was thick. The game came down to a last second field goal try by Tennessee. With over 100,000 people in attendance in the stadium and millions watching on television the Tennessee kicker kicked the ball. There was a brief silence while the ball was in the air. Then as the ball crossed through the goal post reactions broke out everywhere.
Tennessee fans cheered, cried, hollered, stormed the field and tore down the goal posts in the jubilation of their victory. Tennessee fans that I know posted on Facebook their running through the house yelling and screaming over the victory. Alabama fans cried and showed rejected faces as their hearts had been broken. Their quest for an undefeated season was over. They had lost.
It is amazing that in a split second as a football crossed over a goal post the reactions were so polar opposite. One side going crazy in celebration and the other side hanging their head in agony.
Yet one day this scene will be replayed in a different realm. The Bible tells us that one day Jesus will come back in the sky and everyone will see Him. Revelation 1:7 says, “Behold, Jesus is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and those who pierced Him, and all the tribes of the earth will wail because of Him. Yes! Amen”
More important than who wins or loses a football game is where your soul will spend eternity. When Jesus comes back and you see Him will you be elated because you are on the winning side? Or will you be in agony because you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? The choice is totally yours but the consequences of that choice last for eternity. There is no “do over” choice.
Jesus has done all of the hard part for you to be on the winning team. He died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. All you have to do is choose His team and stay loyal to it. This involves confessing and repenting of your sins. He will do the rest and provide strength for you to enjoy an abundant life down here before the final kick is made.
If you don’t decide on Jesus’ team let me tell you that you are already lost for all eternity and the heartbreak, agony, and disappointment that was felt by the Alabama fans is nothing compared to what you will feel for all eternity in Hell. So choose wisely.
In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs