Going For Gold – Good News for February 18

18 02 2010

Luke 9:22-25

Jesus said to his disciples, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?”

The Daily Path: Watching the Winter Olympic Games I’m reminded of how many athletes have dedicated their lives to their sport. Tremendous sacrifice was required just to compete in the Vancouver Games. Still more to reach medal platform, where only three will ascend. There is the difference: Jesus promises that all who sacrifice for God will win the gold medal, guaranteed.