March Madness

Saturday, March 23, 2019

In the middle of our Lent Journey comes the NCAA basketball tournament- March Madness. I love the underdogs, the Cinderella Story teams. Murray State University and the University of Buffalo are not typical Big Dance teams, but they have played well, and won. These teams have great spirit and are tenacious competitors. Simply getting to the tournament is victory.

Our journey is better than a Cinderella story. We don’t belong at the big dance and we have not earned the win. Yet the Bible says:

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours [we are conquerors] through Christ Jesus, who loved us.”                                                                                                   Romans 8:37

We are winners because of Christ alone. The victory of Jesus over death and sin has been credited to us – we are the Cinderella Story! The power of Christ’s love conquers every foe; No hostile power, accusation, enemy, or sin can keep us from the overwhelmingly victorious love of God that is ours in Christ Jesus.

Today, breathe deeply of the victory that is yours by the grace of God. In Christ, you cannot fail, you cannot lose, you cannot be defeated.  Thanks be to God who delivers us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!!