REFLECTING ON AUBURN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted: January 14, 2011 by kylejackson10 in CHRISTIAN, CRAZY LOVE, FCA LEE COUNTY, Uncategorized, YOUNG ADULTS

AUBURN- 22            OREGON- 19

This past weekend I was fortunate to go to Glendale, AZ for the 2010 National Championship Game! I have waited 28 years for Auburn to be in the National Championship game! It was an incredible experience! Auburn brought 50-70 thousand fans, who paid anywhere from $500.00-$4,000 for a ticket! And that is just to the game!!!

For the 4 days I was there I watched the culture of Auburn. I watched the current students, little kids,  recent graduates & old alumni smile, scream, cry & jump up and down like cheerleaders after a touchdown! (This includes myself). Everyone dresses the same, says the same things, talks the same, knows the same chants and cheers. You could tell an Auburn fan apart from anyone else in AZ! We have waited for so long for this moment! Our football team had made it to the top of college football! And we WON! Nothing could be better!

On my flight home I was reading out of Philippians & I began to reflect on the weekend. This thought came across my mind; “What if Jesus cam back today? Would you scream until your voice is gone, would you jump up and down, would you cry?”

To be completely honest with you, I could not answer the question in my mind! That is what I would say I would do, but immediately I had selfish thoughts: “There is so much more I want to accomplish, I want to be a dad, I want to travel there…etc.”

Is Auburn football more exciting and more important to me than Eternity?

Philippians 3:7-14 ” But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.  I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”                                                                                    

The culture was evident as I looked at Auburn fans this weekend. What is the culture of Christians? Are we willing to give it ALL up?

This is what I am working on in 2011!

-Kyle

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