By Dan Ramsey
In my last article, I talked about, “It’s Always about The Offense.”
That being said, regardless of where you are, don’t ever give up.
This Easter season we are reminded of our Savior going to the cross for you and me. He gave His life so that we might live. He didn’t give up.
And yet, the disciples ran and denied him. They gave up for a while.
One of the most exciting football games I ever watched occurred last fall.
Two high school football teams with very powerful offenses fought for four quarters and at the end of regulation they were tied. They went to overtime where both teams again fought towards a victory and ended again in a tie at the end of overtime. Finally at the end of a second overtime, one team won by one point.
After one team got the victory, fans of both schools swarmed the field to congratulate both teams and coaches on a remarkable performance and the fact that each team refused to give up.
I heard the officials talking as they left the field; they said this was the most inspiring game they had ever officiated.
Everyone learned a lesson that night, and that lesson was that it doesn’t matter what the score is at the end of the game; it only matters that both teams refused to give up.
Our life of making disciples is like that.
Don’t ever give up!
Regardless of how you feel about doing God’s work, fight for Him all the way until He calls us home. Don’t deny Him.
I hope that you had a God-filled Easter that encouraged you to continue to work for God by his Grace.
Remember, we may be in overtime, but don’t ever give up!
God bless you.
Thinking of you,
Dan Ramsey, president
National Association of Conference Presidents
This article is part of the April UMM e-letter. Other authors of that e-letter include: