Monday, August 15, 2005

The Final Score

The other night my boyfriend and I caught the re-airing of last season's SEC football championship game between Auburn and Tennessee. With him being a huge Auburn fan and me being a non-Tennessee fan (by virtue of my being a huge Alabama fan), we both enjoyed watching the game again.

Although there were parts of the game that we didn't enjoy (hearing "Rocky Top" just once is usually enough to have it stuck in my head all evening), we could relax as we watched it because we knew what the final score would be (Auburn 38, Tennessee 28, in case you forgot). When Tennessee looked like they were making a comeback in the second half, we didn't get upset or groan. We knew who the winner would be.

It occurred to me that we already know the outcome of this life, already know that we're on the winning side. And yet so many times I forget that and become anxious and worried and fretful, unable to enjoy today because I'm unsure of tomorrow. Too often, I need to be reminded that Christ has won the victory for us. I may not know when this life will end, or exactly how it will, but I know the final score.

"...Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16: 33

1 comment:

DJG said...

Boy I needed that today! Thanks and ROLL TIDE!!!!