When did winning become everything?
Now let me move off the court of sport and into the stands …
When did having ‘your’ team win or lose become ‘your’ victory?
College teams win and students rush the floor in celebration.
I am all for rooting for a team, but let’s draw a line — You didn’t win.
Simply put you were simply a witness to someone else’s victory.
Being a follower of Christ is not a spectator sport. You can’t sit on the sideline and cheer for Jesus. You can’t just go to church on Sunday morning, sit in your favorite seat, wear your “I love Jesus” t-shirt, and celebrate victory as if you are part of team without BEING on the TEAM.
Jesus has invited us to be a part of his victory, but the invitation is conditional:
I can promise you this – the victory is much sweeter when you participate in the game.
See you on the field … I’ll be cheering for you!