Atlanta Falcons vs. Packers
by Jeff Padia
We had 3 men out proclaiming Christ in front of the Georgia Dome this day. Approximately 1000 tracts were handed out to, what seemed to be, a busier crowd than even last time! A large number of Packers fans flowed by, sometimes outnumbering Falcons fans! This prompted me at one point to read from Revelation 7 regarding, “…a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” We want them to know that our prayer is that many Packers and Falcons will be found gathered together around the throne of Christ!
Yet, we saw greater numbers of mockers and revilers among the crowd today. Many were blaspheming the name of our Lord. We tremble to consider that, “Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” Still, we remember that Paul, too, was once a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent of Jesus Christ. But the grace of God overflowed for him with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (1 Tim. 1:13,14)
And so we preach Christ with great compassion. He is their only hope! We know that God is faithful, and His Word does not return void. And so, we preach Christ!