Overcoming – Sat – 21-05-08

What does it feel like to be a champion, to win the big game? Have you ever wondered that?

In a postgame news conference following his team’s victory in the Super Bowl, Levonte David, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was asked what it feels like when “the confetti falls on the field.” He called it a “great feeling,” using the term indescribable. He had dreamed of this moment since he was a kid. He talked about reflecting on the work to arrive at this moment, almost seeing it like a film replaying the past. He knew that he would now, from this moment forward, be called a world champion. He said, “Man, to be at this moment, man, to realize everything I’ve been through, that this organization has been throughout times, and to finally be here, man, all that hard work paid off. “*

It must be nice to look back at the victory when you overcame the opponent or the obstacles in your way. Wouldn’t you like to do that? Well, you can. You see, in Jesus, you already are a champion. In 1 John 2:13-14, John refers to members of his audience and says, “you have overcome the evil one.”

Let that sink in for a moment! We may still be in the struggle, but we have already overcome! Sort of like being ahead five touchdowns with two minutes left to play. The outcome is known! Hold your head up! Jesus has won the victory!

*”Lavonte David: ‘Greatest Feeling in the World’,” buccaneers.com February 7, 2021, https://www.buccaneers.com/video/lavonte-david-greatest-feeling-in-the-world-super-bowl-lv-press-conference.

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