Sunday, June 22, 2008
“When God Is In It, It Is Unstoppable!”
Again, I always love when God takes what we are going to study and makes it real in my life for the week. We have been continually posing the question, “What is next for Sugar Grove?” I’ve played and watched sports for many years now, and every once-in-a-while you hear a player or team described as unstoppable. Either they are so fast or so strong that their opponents do not stand a chance against them. This past year in the Tipton U10 girls’ softball league, we thought that there was that team. The problem that I had was that they wore black. You would hear parents in the stands say, “Man, the black team is tough! I don’t believe that anyone has beaten them.” We would go to Emmilynn’s games and see teams tie them or even come close, but in one way or another, “the black team” would win. Tournament came and there was a double elimination. Emmilynn’s team was seeded 7th in the league, and of course the black team was seeded 1st. Emmilynn’s team was beat the first game but won every game until they again had to face the “black team.” Needless to say, the black team beat them, but I was overjoyed that Emmilynn got second place. As I was thinking about this sermon this week, and actually thinking realistically, even though these teams and players were good none could really be called unstoppable. Why? Because those girls will get older and move up in the league, and may never play together again. We are limited creatures living in a restricted world. Only God is not limited. Only God does not amend His character. Only God is unstoppable. This leads us to our study for this morning.