The Rose Bowl: Hope, Surprises & Fight

Image via USA Today
Image via USA Today

Missed last night’s big game? I know, hard to compete with Juan Pablo’s premier as The Bachelor, but in case you missed last night’s BCS championship game between Auburn and Florida State, allow me to enlighten you…

(To be clear, I missed it too! I feel asleep around 8:30 pm before kickoff even began). However, I awoke shortly after 11 p.m. to see, with just 4 minutes left to play, FSU score a 100-yard touchdown.

I fell back asleep, assuming FSU had won, but little did I realize that Auburn came back again with just 1:19 left on the clock. Think it’s over now? Think again…

FSU came back AGAIN, with 17 seconds left in the 4th quarter, to clench the championship title.

No matter who you were routing for last night, no one can deny it was quite a game!

And even if you happened to sleep through it (as I did), you can watch a fifteen minute highlight reel here. The good parts start around the 10 minute mark.

Though I pretty much missed the entire game, and am most certainly far from a sports fanatic, here’s what I loved about last night’s game: it was full of hope and surprises.

Admittedly, at the end of every game, there can only be one winner, but last night, up until the VERY end, both teams had hope, you were never quite sure what was going to happen, and both teams kept on fighting.

Isn’t that just like our God?

Even when the clock is ticking, we’re trailing behind, and feeling far from victorious, our God is always full of hope and surprises.

Thankfully, with God, it’s never really over. Because when it comes to God, He always pulls out a win.

Our job is to hold onto the Hope that we have in Him, keep fighting, and trust that He will be with us until the very end.

“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
Habbakuk 1:5

And for you Auburn fans still licking your wounds this morning, re-watch the clip below.  I’m not even an Auburn fan and it makes me cry.  Even when the clock runs down to zero, it’s never really over…


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