November 2012 Article
I don’t know about you, but when I see a “comeback” mounting, it is like time stops. Your mind says “no way”, but your eyes are seeing that there is a way. Whether it is an individual, business, church or team we all like to watch or hear about “comebacks.” There are even phrases in use about it: “Comeback Trail”, “Comeback Kid”, the list goes on and on.
One of the greatest “comebacks” in the NFL history happened in the 1993 playoff game between the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills. The Oilers had the game well in hand when, two minutes into the third quarter, the score was 35-3. With a depleted Buffalo offense (Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas were both sidelined), the Bills had a snowball's chance in Aruba to win the game. That is, until back up Frank Reich began a flurry of amazing plays. Five unanswered Reich touchdowns later and the Bills were on top with a final score of 41-38. Wow!
Maybe your are thinking, “Hey, this is Christmas! What does that have to do with ‘comebacks’?” Well to me, the first Christmas was the start of the greatest comeback ever. As the old hymn states, we were “sinking deep in sin” and the only thing we had available was the Law. But, in living under the Law we did not have a chance and It continually pointed out how unrighteous we were, adding the burden of never being able to attain a right relationship with our Heavenly Father. Mankind was broken and we needed a “comeback.”
Enter the baby Jesus. Yes, a baby— an unconventional, unexpected, unassuming, baby. Galatians 4:4-5 says, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law so that we might receive the adoption of sons.”
How about that for a “comeback” storyline?
Thanks for what you do in helping East GA FCA get this “Comeback” message out to athletes and coaches! Merry Christmas!
Posted on Wed, December 12, 2012
by Quentin McArthur