Everyone who knows me well knows I’m a huge sports fan. Last night was the start of the NCAA Tournament. The majority of the tournament starts tomorrow.
The coolest part of March Madness are all the conference tournaments. The winner of each of those tournaments gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Over the years there have been several times where a team losses a player or more to injury for large sections of the season. But then as the regular season ends and the conference tournaments begin, those players get better and able to play. A lot of times the team catches fire once everyone is back healthy. That team can win all their tournament games and win their way into the NCAA Tournament.
The best part of following Jesus is you get the chance to start over. At least four of Jesus’ 12 disciples (Peter, Andrew, James, and John) where fishermen; Matthew was a tax collector; and so on. But Jesus called each of them to follow Him, and they left everything to follow Him. These men changed the whole world.
Also, look at the apostle Paul. In his early life he killed Christians. But Jesus stopped him along the way and Paul became one of Jesus’ most devoted followers.
Just as college basketball teams get a rebirth in their conference tournaments, so we all can experience real life change when we start following Jesus.
Comments, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you all.
Grace and Peace.