Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Love, Life, and Football

Today is a much anticipated day in the Franklin household. Well, at least it is for Tucker, our oldest. Today is the day that he gets to go to his first Missouri Tiger Football Game. He has been counting the days for over a month since we recieved the tickets to go to the game. It will be a great day to watch Tucker and experince the game through his excitment. We are also going to be able to have a father and son from church go with us to the game. It should be a great day. So today is a day about football for us as Tucker continues to count down,the now hours, till we need to leave.

So what can we draw from footbal that might help us live and love as Christ? As I was thinking about the day of football I thought that there will probably several coaches today all across this nation telling the student athletes at their respective schools to "leave it all on the field, today." Meaning to give there all, do everything they can, do there very best, don't give less then 100% to playing the game. "Leave it all out there!"

When it comes to our lives and our love we need to,"leave it all out there." We need to give everything that we have within us, everyday to our relationship with God and to our love of others. As we go out there today, as we live our lives, as we love our family, our friends, our neighbors, and the stranger, lets leave it all out there. When it gets hard to love, go ahead and leave it all out there today. Do everthing you can to love. At the end of the day will you have done everything you can, will you have given 100%, will you have loved and lived to the fullest? "Leave it all out there on the field of life today!"

In Christ's love and Mine,
Doug

1 comment:

Tammyb said...

Didn't expect you to be blogging on the weekend. Isn't it great how God can teach us a lesson in everything we do, everywhere we go, in every day of our life - even a football game. It could be a trip to the grocery store or the Drs office, there is always an opportunity to learn something or to teach someone else about God's love.