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Day after Super Bowl and every day: Made a way

February 6, 2017

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On Monday following Super Bowl LI, the sports world is still reeling from the historic 34-28 win of the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons. In one of the most amazing comebacks in sport history, Tom Brady and the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to seize the victory in the first Super Bowl overtime. In reflecting on the game and its outcome, some seek to find spiritual application and look for lessons that can be learned.

I recall lyrics to a children’s song composed to teach the character trait “perseverance,” a strong quality of life that the Patriots demonstrated:

Never give up! Keep your chin up!

Never give up! And you will find

The strength you need to give it one more try.

Never give up Keep your chin up!

Never give up! But realize

You’ve got to go “through” to get to the prize.

So never give up! Keep your chin up!

In the end perseverance always pays.

In the end perseverance always pays.

Most remarkably, at our church, Christian Provision Ministries in Sanford, NC, the morning service was part of Super Bowl weekend, and one of the songs offered by the praise and worship team  was “Made a way” by Travis Greene  with these lyrics:

Standing here not knowing how we’ll get through this test
But holding onto faith you know best
Nothing can catch you by surprise
You’ve got this figured out and you’re watching us now

But when it looks as if we can’t win
You wrap us in your arm and step in
And everything we need you supply
You got this in control
And now we know that

You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way
You made a way

Now we’re here
Looking back on where we come from
Because of you and nothing we’ve done
To deserve the love and mercy you’ve shown
But your grace was strong enough to pick us up

And you made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we’re standing here
Only because you made a way

You move mountains

You cause walls to fall

With your power

You perform miracles

There is nothing that’s impossible

And we’re standing here

Only because you made a way

Travis Greene stirs our heart with this powerful song:

In reflecting on what happened during Super Bowl LI and in every aspect of “the game of life” when circumstances seem impossible, as believers, we are standing in victory because God “Made a way.”