I am so stoked today I can’t hardly stand it. As most of you know, I am a huge WVU fan. And West Virginia ended up the Orange Bowl last night with a pretty impressive victory over the Clemson Tigers. My excitement is to such an extend that I could barely sleep last night and I can’t hardly stop myself from posting on Facebook!!!
Pretty ridiculous really, That much joy from watching 20 year old kids play a game? Especially when you consider that all I did was sit on my couch in my climate controlled room watching the game on my High Definition big screen TV. I didn’t practice, I didn’t call a play, I didn’t run a play. All I did was claim that team as my own and cheer away – and believe. (Although, I can say I was pretty nervous in the first quarter!)
And yet, the joy overflows this morning! I wonder if it will last past the time I walk through the office doors!
Wow, sort of reminds me of something else. Something else that I did absolutely nothing to attain, except to believe. Something that was done for me, for free. Something I didn’t ask for, but has been given.
9-11Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah! (Romans 5:9-11 MSG)
Double Joy! Maybe even Triple Joy!
And this joy is unstoppable.
So in reality the effects of this game will wear off – and the old Mountaineers will lose again sometime in the future(maybe), but the true joy that comes from the Messiah, the Christ is there forever.
Pretty sweet uh!