But that game became famous not just because of the cold. The Green Bay Packers’ right guard, Jerry Kramer, had been studying films of the Dallas Cowboys games, and he had noticed that the man he would be facing on the other side of the ball tended to be off-balance when he first rose up from his position.
With only sixteen seconds left in the game, Dallas was leading 17-14, but the Packers were threatening to score. Now was the opportunity for Kramer to use what he knew about the opposing lineman. When the play was called, Kramer pushed that opponent aside, wedging an opening for Bart Starr to sneak into the end zone for a touchdown. Jerry Kramer took advantage of his opportunity, and Bart Starr took advantage of his opportunity, and the Green Bay Packers won 21-17.
How many times in a single day do you and I have for doing something good, to encourage someone, to represent Christ, to speak to others of their eternal destiny? Those opportunities to share Christ are so much more important than a football game!
This week we have a tremendous opportunity. The gap is opening before us, and we should forge ahead. There are people around us who need to know Jesus, and it is our responsibility to tell them! Every time we can tell others about Christ, we should. But recognizing the opportunities with godly wisdom requires that we look for them. They are not always going to just fall into our laps. If we are going to buy up the time we have remaining, we should be looking for opportunities to serve God and serve others. Our churches should see every occasion as a perfect opportunity to serve His Kingdom.
We as individual believers should be looking for such opportunities. Who do you know who needs Christ?
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com