So London has delivered what was arguably one of the greatest modern Olympic Games ever! And this against the odds of a totally depressed economy, massive security threats, and a nation that was generally quite wary of the world arriving on our doorstep for a big expensive sports party…
As the dust settles on London 2012, here’s a gentle reminder that there is another much much more important and spectacular Closing Ceremony scheduled, and this time we wont just be spectators, but like the athletes flooding the centre stage, we will the centre piece of this once in eternity event… are you ready for it?
- After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. – Revelation 7:9
- The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. – 1 Peter 4:7-11
- I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day —and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. – 2 Timothy 4:7-8