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You can do incredible things with 13 seconds.
Game changing things. Game saving things. And I’m not just talking about football.
If you don’t get the reference to “13 seconds,” you probably aren’t in the 716 or you lost your power for the past five days. To recap: On Sunday evening, Patrick Mahomes drove the KC Chiefs down the field to score and save their season, allowing them to move forward in the playoffs. While at the same time, sending Jesus’ beloved Bills home to clean out their lockers.
You too can do excredible (new Biegnerism merging extremely and incredible) things with 13 seconds.
On the cross, Jesus proclaimed to all who were there and all who had the news passed on to them: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Mere seconds that opened up the eternal kingdom for all of us as the grip of death was conquered.
He said to the criminal: “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Showing all of us that forgiveness is offered and promise is given.
He said to his accusers: “Father, forgive them, they are clueless about what they are doing.” Sharing more forgiveness with those that betrayed and crucified him.
Forgiveness. Mercy. Compassion. Love. Underserved grace.
Today, maybe in just 13 seconds, you too can share these excredible gifts. Some make take a little longer, but it might also be the start of a game changing series of plays. Why do we take the field with so little time left? Because all those gifts have been given to you. Shared because of and through that cross.
Today, may you begin your drive down the field and may you do incredible things with 13 seconds.
Lord, help me today to change the game as you did for me. Amen
Be well, safe and blessed!