Sunday, January 6, 2019

O P P O R T U N I T Y
Mark 14:3-7

Can you recall a time in your sport career when things were so good that you didn’t want them to end?  You wanted that winning feeling to last for days, but it was soon gone.  Jesus had similar days and we can read about some of them.

In Mark chapter 14 and verses 3 through 7 we read, “…A woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard.  She broke the jar and poured the perfume on (Jesus’) head.  Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, ‘Why this waste of perfume?  It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.’  And they rebuked her harshly.  ‘Leave her alone,’ said Jesus.  ‘Why are you bothering her?   She has done a beautiful thing to me.  The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want.  But you will not always have me.”

Focus on the words, “The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me,” and remember the greatest moments of your athletic career.  Think of how precious those feelings and memories are to you.  Now when you recognize a similar moment, adopt Jesus’ philosophy and drain every drop of good from it.

When another great victory arrives, stay there as long as you can.  Savor the moment and grasp its significance.  Pay whatever it costs to enjoy every drop of its value and aroma.  The necessary, mundane things of life are always there, but moments like these are fleeting and few.  Recognize them and enjoy them to the fullest.  Compete well today and you may just create such a moment. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 3:13-17
Acts 4:1-22
Psalms 6
Genesis 15-17