Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Races, joy, cheering
We went to the races with some friends of ours (the Leathermans) at the Route 66 Speedway in Amarillo a week and a half ago. Our kids loved the races! Hunter loved the loud and fast cars, the girls loved to watch and cheer and we all loved the mud that was slung upon us when the cars came out of turn one. Every once in a while we would get hit with a big round ball of mud, the kids would yell and we all laughed ... it was fun being a kid again. Too many times I catch myself taking life too seriously. I am reminded of Hebrews 1:9 - "You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.". The author is speaking about Jesus being swallowed up, bathed, lavished in joy. Jesus lived a life that was serious and seriously full of joy. Life in Christ ought to enjoyed as one cheering other Christians on to run the race and while running the race itself.
How are you doing cheering the participants of the race?
Keep in mind you might get some mud slung on you while cheering!
Also, Christianity is not a spectator sport, get in the race!