Were Are All My Football Fans ?
For football fans across the country, this is the best time of year because every team has the same record and arguably the same opportunity for success during the upcoming season, regardless of each teams' prior failures and/or accomplishments the previous year.
This is similar to the Christian Experience when one accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, some refer to this as salvation. After a person is saved, all his/her prior wrongs, mistakes, etc are erased or washed away in the eyes of God because of Jesus' blood sacrifice on the Cross. For Christians, Jesus has made it possible for them to start a fresh and live a life free from the bondage of their past life.
In Hebrews 9:13-14 The bible declares that the blood of Jesus did more than just "cover up" past sins, but Jesus' blood "cleanses our consciences" from acts that lead to death (i.e. sinful acts) so that we may serve the living GOD. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are equipped with his spirit (i.e., the Holy Spirit) that will lead and guide us out of our past hangover and into a new life where the victory is ours. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the Christian is fully equip to experience Victory in every future situation. Unlike in Football, the Christian is guaranteed the victory in the end because Christians have the benefit of the only true savior on their team and his name is Jesus.
I encourage you to start your New season covered in the blood of Jesus Christ!