Jesus said: "I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly”. Christmas and Boxing Day are my favourite days of the year. The family sit around and play games with nobody watching the time. Somebody always wins and somebody always loses. The moment of winning feels great and the moment of losing feels lousy and leaves you wanting another round.
We all get one shot at life. There are no second rounds, so when Jesus says "I have come so that you can make the most out of this one and only round” you need to take him seriously.
You have a choice to make which game you want to win, which prize you want to collect. It’s a thrill to get the job, the promotion, the house, the car.
But just like games of Cleudo, or Monopoly, those prizes are temporary. Wise players remember that the game is going to end. If you choose today to make somebody’s life better, when everything goes back in the box, you’ll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal.
You’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters.
May you be richly blessed as you enjoy a new month, job, role, term at Uni, Secondary, or primary school and work on your priorities.
Shalom Pastor Sam