An athlete’s reaction to victory usually falls into one of two categories. The first is dancing, waving, jumping, flag waving, and even blowing kisses to adoring fans and family the moments they have won. The other is an overwhelming sense of accomplishment that often leads to tears as all the emotions that have built up over the past four years come flooding over them. Many people think of all the sacrifices that have been made for this one moment and the tremendous cost that has been paid physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Both
can be expressions of joy—one external, the other internal.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:2). Christ could see joy in the face of such imminent suffering because He knew what the end result would be. There is joy in victory. There is joy in accomplishment.
There is joy in the midst of adversity when you realize you have been faithful to your Lord and He knows it. Tears of joy have fallen down the cheeks of many believers who have felt the very presence of God’s Spirit overwhelming them with His love.
Prayer: May we grasp the truth that it is of greater worth than gold to reveal Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:7).
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