Weekend Word (12 February 2015)

A little food for thought: Did you know that there are only 5 weeks left of the season? It’s only 5 weeks to the NCAA National Tournament!  If you think about it, it’s not really not a whole lot of time.  And it’ll fly by faster than you think.

A shortage of time can often put us into panic; we think we simply do not have enough time.  But maybe the real issue is that we have too many things racing through our minds, or a couple things that just seem way to large.  These things occupy our minds and a sense of resignation and frustration set in, and it takes away from our focus and confidence.
At the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus is getting ready to leave the disciple and ascend into Heaven, post-resurrection.  It throws the disciples into a panic – what will we do now?  And Jesus assures them with these words “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~Matt. 28:20b  
Christ is with you in these next 5 weeks.  This is the same Jesus who said, “Cast your burdens unto me.”  As the Psalmist says, “Cast your burdens unto the LORD, and God will sustain you.” ~Ps. 55:22
Christ is with you to the end of the ages……5 weeks is plenty of time.  As you cast those things burdening your mind these days, may God reveal to you in such a way that provides focuses your efforts and mind, that provides the confidence you need for the final push!
I write these devotionals for the Old Dominion University Wrestling Team, currently ranked #17 in the nation in NCAA Division I.

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