Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Word Up Wednesdays...You've Got The Victory!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. – John 1:1, 14

Serena Williams is ranked as the number one women’s tennis player in the world. She was playing in a tournament one day in Miami against a younger player and this other woman was killing her on the court. Her father, Richard Williams, was there that day. He was the one who taught her how to play the game and has coached her along the way. He was sitting in the stands, watching. But as it became apparent that his daughter was getting beaten on the court, he got up, came down from the stands, and positioned himself courtside on the same level as Serena. Serena’s game turned around. She was able to get the victory simply because she could see her father. After the game, she said “I just felt like he was really there supporting me. I could feel it more when he was up close than when he was in the stands,” she said. “I just felt like I could take it up to another level.” When humankind was being defeated by the enemy, God wrapped himself in the flesh and came down to our level: “…and they will call him Immanuel’ – which means, ‘God with us” (Matthew 1:23). Because He is with us – God nearby, not far off – we can get the victory.

God, we are overwhelmed with gratitude to You for coming down to us. We could never have made it without Your presence. You are the One who gives us victory and helps us to conquer our enemies. Thanks You for Your presence, Your very real presence, in our lives. We love You today.

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