Friday, February 7, 2014

Power and the Pagentry...

(Note:  as of this writing, the Opening Ceremonies haven't been aired on TV yet, but doesn't mean I don't have thoughts about it)

Well, as I write this, the Winter Olympics have begun over in Sochi, Russia (which is 10 hours ahead of us here in Oklahoma), so that means most of the events will have already taken place and you will probably know most of the results before they air on the NBC family of networks thanks to Twitter, Facebook, etc.  But moving on...

I always have this visualization whenever the Opening Ceremonies take place...bear with me as I get emotional just thinking about it now.

First, a little background from Hebrews 12: 1,2
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Imagine those grandstands full of the saints that have gone before -- Abraham, Issac, Jacob, the Apostles, Elijah, our grandparents, our parents...children that didn't make it to full term, you get the idea. David's leading some sort of praise band...

Then as they do in the Olympics, all the saints arrive by country. Argentina...Brazil...France...Germany...Israel...Japan...United States, etc.  And as the last of the saints file in, God gets up to speak and says how proud He is of us and how proud He is to call us His sons and daughters and then He says the words we all want to hear.  "Well Done, good and faithful servant.  Enter into My Joy" as the Angelic Host lead us to our new mansions.

Oh, that will be a Glorious Day.  Can't wait to see it...just don't want to see it right yet.

That's all for now.  Enjoy the Games everybody.  Until next time...