In my Biblical Foundations of Sports Ministry class this past Thursday, the lecture and topic for the day was about how seeing a great work of art, experiencing moments of pure joy, observing excellence, etc., gives us a little peek, a small taste, of heaven and the blessings of eternity.
It was a fun class.
We, of course, tied it to our enjoyment and love of sports, and talked about those exceptional moments and experiences in our own lives where maybe, just maybe, we have been given a little peek into the bliss of eternity, through sports.
And, being a die hard Buffalo Bills fan, there is nothing closer to heaven than the day the Bills came back from 32 points down in the 2nd half of a playoff game to defeat the Houston Oilers (I showed the highlight video in class - the best 10 minutes of the class all semester).
Anyhow, it's getting near that time of year when many special lifelong memories will be made for players, and fans alike, in end-of the-season high school basketball playoff games.
Well, here is one of the most inspirational ever! Indeed, it may be a glimpse, a little taste, of the pure joy, the excellencies, and the beauty, of heaven.
Moreover, it also serves as a vivid reminder of just how valuable every life is - because every life/person is made in the Image of God.
If you love sports, and love special people, get a tissue. . . .
3 John 8