By Donna Richmond Wittlif
"I press on toward the goal unto the prize or the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:12).
"Everywhere we go, people want to know, who we are, so we tell 'em. We are the Dragons, the mighty, mighty Dragons!" The high school gym bleachers break out in a wave of gold and blue banners, and the students roar their approval as our football team, led by the team captain, runs onto the gym floor. We are having a high school pep rally, and we are behind our team one hundred percent.
Today I am a member of a different team with a heavenly calling. Our Captain sits in heavenly places, far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but in the world to come. All things are in subjection to Him.
Our team's light shines before men so that they will see and glorify our Father. We want to glorify God because He has redeemed us. He has bought us and given us forgiveness of our sins through His blood according to the riches of His grace. He gives us every spiritual blessing and everything we need to do His will.
Team members may fumble occasionally, but they will never lose if they keep their eyes on their Captain (Hebrews 12:1, 2). He gives us the strength to keep trying and to overcome all obstacles. He is always at our side, watching and guiding our steps. We have victory through His love.
Our team will win. It is our Captain's promise, and He never lies. He said, "I go to prepare a place for you." It is an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and it doesn't fade away. Eye has not seen nor ear heard the things that await us. We have a winning team through Christ our Lord. It is something to shout and cheer about.
- Donna Richmond Wittlif, the founder and first editor of BulletinGold, lives in Denver, CO. Donna is also a writer of fiction. Her novels, World Eternal: Promises and World Eternal: Proselytes, are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book outlets. Her third book, World Eternal: Perils, should be out soon. For more information visit her website.