The Victory

Sekai no Hikari: Light of the World

God: “Where, O death, is your victory?”

Us: “I’m a loser.”

God: “Where, O death, is your sting?”

Us: “How can I ever be valuable if I don’t achieve success?”

God: “I give you the victory through Jesus Christ.”

Us: “But how? I’m not perfect.”

        This is a dialogue that appears all too frequently in my mind, and I am writing this to myself as much as to anyone else. 1 Corinthians 15: 55-57 is my all time, ultimate favorite verse. It has to do with specific events in my life’s journey, but also, it has to do with my competitive drive.

        I love to win. In fact, I feel bad when I don’t, and recently, I lost a competition for what seemed to be the umpteenth time. In the midst of my major discouragement, though, I thought of this verse. “He gives us the victory…” Now this…

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