I have some good news to share with each of you that’ll make you very happy. Before I do that, let’s consider some leading up information…
The title for today’s message is BEHOLD!!!
In the 2022 World Cup, “Cristiano Ronaldo has come in for criticism over the way he handled Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay. It looked to everyone that the former Manchester United striker had given Portugal the lead…when he wheeled away celebrating having seemingly flicked on a Bruno Fernandes cross. However, the goal was in fact awarded to Fernandes.” Full Article
If you get an opportunity to view that play, then you too will see that Cristiano never touched the ball, yet in fact celebrated as though he scored the goal. And when the announcement was made in the stadium that the goal was awarded to Fernandes, Cristiano put his hands up in disbelief. What does it matter? It should be about Cristiano’s teammate and country scoring a goal, but he chose in that moment to make it about himself.
The desire for attention isn’t something that originated with Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup. This is a concept that man has struggled with even in the NT times. For instance…
Three Godly Examples for us to Follow when it comes to this idea of BEHOLD…
Are you more prone to react like Cristiano Ronaldo did in the World Cup? “Look at me.”
Or would you say that your life has proven that you’re more prone to react the way that John the Baptist, the Apostle Peter, and the Angel did? “Look, Behold…ALL attention on Him alone!!!”
Everything I do is about Him.
Don’t make this holiday season about you…look for opportunities to point others to Him.
Be Thou My Vision…Thou and Thou ONLY! So, He can be THE vision of others as well.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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