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THE FOOTBALL GAME

Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God had called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus. NIV

Most men I know love football with one exception…MY OWN HUSBAND. Anyway, the footballing season is drawing to an end and the best teams are soon set to play off. Hardwork has been going on behind the scene…the training sessions are more intensive than ever. The coach finally lines up his squad…THE BEST OF THE BEST; the goalkeeper, the defender, the midfielder and of course, the striker.

The day arrrives; Saturday night. Tickets have long sold out, the fans dressed colourfully for each team they support starts streaming in. The air is so thick with excitement. Suddenly, the competing teams begin emerging from the warm-up rooms. Among them is also their coaches, managers and medical doctors. And of course, there is the referee without whom the game can’t go on and his linesmen as his extra eyes. Everyone know the rules of the game…or at least fair play. Then the first whistle goes out and the ball starts rolling…the euphoria in the crowd is magical!

But wait a sec…for a fact, you are part of the game…THE GAME OF LIFE. You know the rules. The coach has done a good job…he knows your weak points and your strengths. He has seen you discouraged many a times and has also shared some of your greatest victories. In case you may ask…the coach is GOD. On one hand, the referee also knows the rules of life…but he may not know you…at least not on a personal level. Your only contact with him is on the field in public. Yes, the referee are all the people who may know you casually, personally or even intimately. But all the same, they can’t quite tell fully who you are. What they’ve missed THE COACH knew long before you became a player, and the champion they see in you was long determined by the COACH. Men, before you give up on the game of life…remember THE COACH will never give you on you. So press on towards the prize, in JESUS NAME.

LOVE IN COLOUR 7!

Genesis 9:12-13 And GOD said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come. I have set the RAINBOW in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Have you ever imagined how life would look like without colour? Just visualize yourself going for shopping at a fruits and vegetables stall fully stocked with different varieties of foods except for one thing…they are all in one colour. Again think how life could be if we all had the same ideas, thoughts or convictions? But before I start your imagination working, I would call you to think through this with me. What if God didn’t give mankind the sign of the RAINBOW in the cloud. Thankfully, even though God knew every inclination of man’s heart is evil from childhood…He still gave MAN four wonderfully and colourful seasons: White snowflakes during Winter, blooming flowers in Spring, Revitalizing sun in Summer and The Rain in Autumn to refresh and replenish the earth. And to crown it all…THE RAINBOW COLOURS OF LOVE NEVER CHANGES. God still loves mankind and that includes YOU!!!!