I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.`(Philippians 4:13)
Next week, my hockey team has four games to play. At the same time, we need to win at least three of these games. The problem is that my team, situated in Canada`s smallest province, Prince Edward Island will be playing Charlottetown twice in two days. And for those who don`t know, Charlottetown recently won the south side tournament. That in and of itself could be an issue.
However, my hockey team also plays Georgetown. This team is not only in second placed but is also the team who earlier in the half season beat us at their home rink. Although the loss was minimal — 1-0 — it still does not make our hockey team look very good. The last of the teams we play is in a place called Souris. My team has played this team twice and I personally have scored 7 of our 8 goals against them. I believe that if my team tries hard, and of course, a little help from the Lord Jesus Christ, we CAN make the playoffs.
How do I know this to be true. Because the Lord Jesus — who commands the universe — can give me and my hockey peers the strength and motivation to win. This is why I’m hoping that He will help me and my team to be good ambassadors for hockey, but also to win. This is why we love Jesus and are thankful that He is our Saviour.
I also know the Lord gave me the skills to play a good game of hockey. I also know that He is the source of my strength. So whatever happens next week, I will still continue to put my faith in Jesus, and be grateful for whatever outcome we achieve. But should the Lord help our team get to playoffs, you can be sure there will be a whole lot of happy hockey players.
[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)