I watched the first half of the LSU game at home, but I had to leave at halftime when we were down 10-7. Then before I got to where I was going, I heard that Tennessee scored a touchdown right at the beginning of the second half to go ahead 17-7. I wasn't a happy camper.
Then I wasn't able to get any updates until after the game was over. My brother (thanks bro!!!) had texted me the highlights as they happened and so by the time my event was over I had the news that LSU had won 28-24 in the last seconds of the game.
I Tivo'd the game, so when I got home later I watched the second half. When the interception went for a touchdown, I wasn't worried. When later they went up 24-17 with less than 3 minutes left, I wasn't worried.
Why wasn't I worried? Because I knew the end of the story. I knew that we won before starting to watch. I had complete assurance that the end of the game would be in my favor.
That is the same with how I live my life as a Christian. I know the end of the story. I know that if I die before Christ returns, I'll spend eternity in Heaven with the Father. Despite all the bad things that are happening in this world, I know in the end, it will all be set right and good will overcome evil.
That is how I can post my previous post. That is how I can go to Iraq and other places I plan to go in the future. I know that as long as I continue to trust in Christ, I know the end of the story and have complete assurance in that.
If you don't have that same assurance, I pray that this maybe gave you a reason to think about it. If you have any questions, please ask. He doesn't want anyone to perish without knowing Him:
He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish , but everyone to come to repentance. (NIV)