World Cup Reflections

It happens every 4 years. I really don?t follow soccer (football for you purists) any other time, but I LOVE the World Cup. I know very little about the players and what teams are any good, but none of that matters. It?s exciting to cheer on my team and be a part of one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

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I think we can all relate to that…wanting to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. In fact, I believe it?s the way God designed us. Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote in his Confessions

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“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”

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I?ve experienced the truth of this in my own life. It?s so easy to slip into the habit of trying to find fulfillment through other avenues…money, possessions, recognition, and the list could go on and on. I continually have to be reminded that those things don?t bring lasting fulfillment. True fulfillment stems from finding my place in God?s story – His redemptive work in this world.

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God created each of us to be in a relationship with Him. That?s the biggest thing we could ever be a part of and the only place our hearts will ever find rest.

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Grace,

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Chris

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P.S. The US plays Algeria on Wednesday, 6/23. We need a win to advance to the next round. It?s going to be an exciting match.