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Well, bit of drama in the rugby this week eh!
Now I confess I don’t know a heap about rugby… so you purists will have to excuse me for my out of contexting…
But each time I watch it, apart from doing a lot of screaming and cheering and oooohing I hear things or see things that – I sound like a real geek – make me then think of life stuff and God stuff…
Like the other day watching the Abs vs Canada – “It’s about being in the right place and doing the right thing” commentator – Abs vs Canada re set up of a try
It made me think of this verse in 1 Corinthians 3. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 1 Cor 3:6
I love those tries where someone has made a break and is running hard but they know they’re not going to make it so they seem to flick the ball to the side, just knowing, because that is how the team plays, that there will be someone there to catch and fulfil the play. I love that! It’s about been in the right place and doing the right thing. At the right time one could add.
In my own life I can see this happening. There are many conversations and “things” such as songs or movies or books that drew me closer and closer towards God and salvation, people that played the ball at the right time and were in the right position, people who prayed, people who talked about God being real in their life, people who lived it out in front of me and it just happened that it was the girl sitting next to me in class who invited me to youth group who gets “the credit” for the try – for getting the ME over the line.
You might not be the person that scores the try. But your role in getting to that point is pivotal. Would zack Gilford have scored 4 tries against Canada last week if it wasn’t for the actions and playing of all of the other members of the teams – be if defence or offense.
Plant the seed, water the seed, see the harvest. These are kingdom opportunities. Opportunities God gives us to demonstrate and speak about the reality of God.
So how do we recognise these opportunities, so when the ball ends up in our hands, we know what to do with it?