I greet you in the victorious name of Jesus the Christ,
Wednesdays can be fight days. We fight to get out of the bed, fight for time in the bathroom, fight with our bodies to look better, feel better, fight with our closets when we can’t find the right outfit. Okay. Maybe the last one just happens to me.
Nevertheless, our days can feel like a struggle and as Christians who live in a world that appeals to flesh while we are called to walk in the Spirit, that pull, this tug o’ war is always present. There is an ongoing fight within us that can cause us to lose friends and family members who may not agree with our confession of faith. But, there is good news! There is always good news for those who are in Christ Jesus.
We have the victory. It is a given. In fact, Christ gives it to us. He does the fighting for us. Paul writes to the church at Corinth: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (First Corinthians 15.57). And the battle is not ours to fight (Second Chronicles 20.15). Remember that today.
Before the wrestle begins, remember that we are called to wait. Wait and see (Second Chronicles 20.17). Sit in the stands, order popcorn and a soda because you’re only watching this fight. So, cheer Christ on! “Go Jesus!”
This what we do when we gather for worship each Sunday and here’s a song that might encourage you while you wait, John Waller’s “While I’m waiting.”