"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity...And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
-Colossians 3:14, 17
The World Cup is represented by 32 of the Worlds' 196 countries. These countries gather in one place for the purpose of playing soccer (or football), while hundreds of millions of individuals around the world cling to their TVs, computers, radios, and even phones to watch and listen - the pride of their country hinging on the results. Now that is powerful!
As the World Cup intensifies and draws near a final result, I am reminded once again of the power that sports hold as common denominators beneath every nation on this Earth.
Events such as the World Cup remind us here at Uttermost of the power our ministry possesses through sports that allows our representatives entry and longevity of stay in restricted and hostile environments.
The unifying power of sports is not something exclusive to World Cup athletes and overseas missions. I challenge you to tap into that power so easily seen and felt from the World Cup, and don't be afraid to use it in your back yard. Especially in these summer months, with kids home from school and longer hours of sunlight, take some time to be active with those around you - believers and non-believers alike.
Please consider how you can support our ministry and share in the work that the Father is doing through sports.