Just felt I needed to post this BEFORE this afternoon’s epic football match has kicked off! For those who have no idea what I’m on about – at 3pm this afternoon Cardiff City (the team I’ve supported since I was a kid) face Blackpool at Wembley for a place in the Premier League.
Should they win it will be the first time City have played top flight football for 4 decades. It’s also reputed to bring with it a £90m windfall that will more than pay off the club’s crippling debts. Should they lose, however, financial meltdown is a very real possibility!
No matter which way you look at it – today’s result is huge!
Unfortunately I was unable to get tickets to watch the match at Wembley, so instead I’ll be hooking up with some of my mates in Cardiff to watch it on the big screen in Cardiff Bay. I’ve got to say I’m nervous cos right now the result is a huge unknown. This evening I’m either going to be dancing home to Trevethin, or soaking my shoes in the floods of tears spilled by thousands of heart-broken City fans.
It’s crazy what football matches can reduce grown men too!
Which is why before I do a post-match blog entry I want to say this:
JESUS IS BETTER THAN FOOTBALL!!!
Whether City get promoted today, or face yet another season of financial uncertainty and playing mediocre clubs in the Championship, my salvation and my eternal security are secure! And that’s better by far than the heights of footballing success!
Unlike today’s match, I know the result already:
“It is finished” (John 19v30)
The cross and resurrection have delivered the perfect result and nothing can alter the outcome:
- My sin is atoned for.
- My debt is paid.
- My chains are broken.
- My death is died.
- My adoption papers are signed.
- My name’s in the Book of Life.
- My destination is heaven.
- My mansion is awaiting.
- My Jesus is supreme!
So as I’m biting my finger-nails with the blue-shirted City supporting masses today, the anthem I’ll be singing regardless of what happens on the pitch is this:
“thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Corinthians 15v57)