“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city into which I have carried you”
With this as a heading, there could be a number of things that we could talk about.
Could it be the last ever episode of Neighbours, the Australia soap opera which has run for 37 years and given many people years of pleasure. It also gave us Jason and Kylie, some may have differing opinions on that one. G’day sport.
Could it be the Athletics World Championships which took place in USA recently? Jake Wightman won a Gold in the 1500 metres and his dad Geoff was the commentator. What a proud moment to be able to commentate to the world on your sons victory.
Could it be the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where all countries are welcome, even the Cook Island swimmers who have never swum in a pool, why build a pool when you have an ocean on your doorstep?
Could it be the womens England football team reaching the European 2022 final to play this Sunday? The ever increasing support for the team is fantastic.
Could it be the Melling Badminton group meeting most Fridays so that Richard can teach us all a lesson in how to play and have fun, no matter what the score.
Sport has so many ways that it can lift our spirits, its not the competition as such but the effort and support from so many that all come to fruition in the race. The sheer joy of the winners finally realising their goal. They have trained for years just to reach the event. The coach, physio, trainer, family, support group all backing them up and encouraging them to keep going.
Jesus understands how this works and he encourages in our lives to keep going and he will be there to support us.
“Since we have such a huge crowd of people of faith watching us from the grandstands, let us strip off anything that slows us down or holds us back, and especially those sins that wrap themselves so tightly around our feet and trip us up; and let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us. Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor.” Hebrews 12.
As each of us supports and encourages those around us, keep listening to God and he will guide us and help us on our journey.
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