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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, February 21

“I saw Heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of Heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords” — Revelation 19;11-16

We Win

Have you ever wondered why sports competition draws so many fans? One of the reasons is that competition is exciting and great to watch because we do not know who will win the game. Whether an individual sport like boxing or a team sport like football, it is great entertainment to watch two individuals go head to head or observe two opposing teams battle it out. Not knowing the outcome only heightens the entertainment factor.

There is a future war that will happen between good and evil; it’s recorded in the book of Revelation. It’s a real battle that looks like evil will triumph. But when Jesus Christ shows up, the battle is over in less than a second. It’s a blowout. It’s more one-sided than the New England Patriots playing a Pop Warner team. It’s more devastating than you fighting Mike Tyson, Bruce Lee and Hulk Hogan at the same time.

In this life, we can quickly forget the final outcome when Jesus returns. There are times when anxiety and worry can overtake us due to real-life situations. We must always look forward to Jesus’ return, which will give us hope in every situation. We may not know how every situation will turn out, but we do know the final score. We have been told how it all ends.

The outcome is recorded in our Bible and we win.

— Sam Johnson, San Antonio Spurs chaplain

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