I wrote this blog on my way to our son’s house on Super Bowl Sunday. Had just talked to J, who updated me on the scrumptious buffet he was preparing for our Game Meal: barbecued meat balls and mini hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos and cheese, etc. You get the picture. My mouth was watering already!
Along with many other Minnesota residents, I was disappointed that the Vikings wouldn’t be competing even though we hosted this year. We came so close!!! A previous game ended with a spectacular Viking touchdown! I didn’t watch the game, but saw the replays on TV the next day and also at church, where the testimony of Case Keenum was presented.
But. . . I did get a taste of the thrill of victory the following week when we attended our grandson, Big C‘s, basketball game. His team came from behind and caught up. From then on the score kept bouncing back and forth like a slow dribble. Nearing the end, his team was one point behind. With only 8 seconds to play, they got the ball and one player swished it perfectly into the basket! “Our” victory! Lots of screaming and jumping! I screamed into the ear of poor little B, who was sitting on my lap. I, personally, couldn’t have been more excited for the Vikings!
It got me thinking. We get excited over a victory and let our emotions run wild. Can you begin to imagine the thrill of victory when we enter Heaven and see our Lord and King Jesus face to face? The One who conquered Death in the greatest battle of the ages? Yes, the victory is won for those who believe in His Name, although we won’t experience the final result until we fall on our faces and jump for joy and scream “Hallelujah” in His heavenly Kingdom.
What a day that will be! No Super Bowl meal will compare to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb!
Reminds me of a song: “What a day that will be, When my Jesus I will see, When I look into His face, the One who saved me by His grace. When He takes me by the hand, And leads my through the promised land. What a day, glorious day, that will be!”
I want to be there. How about you?