Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sometimes a Picture Can't Tell a Story

Whew!  And just like that, the 2013 fall sports season is officially complete.  

Some day there will be a time and place for me to relive all of the highlights from each individual program's run to the State Finals.  But it is not going to happen on this blog tonight.

I do want to take the time and talk about a picture.  It is actually 2 pictures laid out one on top of the other.

These pictures were taken nearly a week apart from each other.  The picture on top was preceded by extreme amounts of joy, accomplishment, anticipation and victory.  The picture on the bottom was preceded by disappointment, frustration, sadness and defeat.

Now if I showed these pictures to someone from the South Christian community, it would be very likely that they could tell me which picture was which.  But if I showed these pictures to someone unfamiliar with our football program and our recent games, I do not believe that they could tell me which one was after a win and which one was after a loss.

I love the fact that during the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, the coaches in ALL of our sports programs show how important it is that we honor God in our efforts and that we give thanks to God for the opportunities we receive.  

Winning is fun.  Losing hurts.  But knowing that we are unconditionally loved by God is our greatest victory.