I have to say I thought this was the coolest sign leading to the football field. Of course, the camp is in Texas – we all know about Texas football. They just breed football and according to the sign, Champions.
I was thinking on the long drive home how much that sign really meant. There is an art to breeding a champion. What that sign tells those boys walking onto the field is that they are something special. They are a champions. That signs sends a message to them about who they are and what they will become. It leaves no options for anything else.
This should be what Scripture does for us. It sends us the same message – who we are and what we will become. We are God’s people, bought with a huge price. “You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. (1 Cor. 7:23). God has given us a similar message – we are His special,chosen people. His champions. A people He has chosen to use to reveal His glory to all of mankind.Deuteronomy 6:4-9 says ”Hear, O Israel:The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates”
Walk today on your playing field knowing this . . . You are His Champion. The final game has already been won. Go fight yours today knowing He has already paid the price and “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)