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CLARITY – 2-12-18 1st, 2nd, and 3rd


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-12-18


1st, 2nd, and 3rd

What’s Happening:  “It’s being called ‘The Miracle on Snow’ and Krueger’s win in the Olympic Skiathlon will definitely make the NBC highlight reels (or thumb-drive or whatever). Moments after the start, Simen Hegstad Krueger went down in a tangle of skis and poles, almost certainly eliminating him from the competition in the grueling  cross-country race. But Norway’s Krueger got up and slowly began to regain his position. By race end it was he (Gold), Martin Sundby (Silver) and  Hans Holund (Bronze), and all Norwegians, who crossed the finish line 1, 2, 3 ( His final break occurred toward the end of the race and left the others in the dust…er, I mean, the snow.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess that proves you should never give up.”


Biblical Response:  “As if Winston Churchill hadn’t proven that already (if you haven’t seen the recent ‘Darkest Hour’ film,  you may not know why those Norwegians aren’t speaking German). The indomitable spirit will always win the day. Sayings like: ‘It’s always darkest just before the dawn’ or ‘The lowest ebb is the turning of the tide’ comes to mind.’”


“Christians? When it comes to an indomitable spirit, there is no better example than Christ. His formula for victory was the same as Krueger’s, you don’t quit before the end (John 19:30).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to struggle on in our battles, just not in our strength…Your strength, our victory; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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