Colossians 1:27 says “Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing His glory.“ I must admit I had never thought about sharing His glory. I cannot tell you how many times I've struggled with a false humility of “I ain't worthy,” “no good thing comes out of me,” “I'm not good enough to do it ,” and the list goes on. Romans 8:17 says “together with Christ we are heirs of God's glory.” (It also says if we are to share in His glory, we must also share in his suffering) Sharing in Jesus glory? When I heard that I was like “Whaaaaaaaat?” And yet I still struggle between religious humility and confidence on God working through me, But I digress.
In 1980 the United States hockey team was preparing for the Winter Olympics they had just played The Soviet team fourteen days prior and were destroyed 10-3. No one gave them U.S. team a chance, let alone for a bronze medal. The U.S. team did make it into the medal round and they shockingly upset the Soviet team 4-3. They went on to defeat Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal. On a team there are players with various roles: there are captains, star players, and players who are not starters but who contribute to the success of the team. During the medal ceremony, Mike Eruzione, the team captain, stood on a podium to receive the gold medal, but after the national anthem was played he began to gesture towards his teammates who were off on the side; he began to mouth the words “come up here!” the entire team joined him on the platform. I had never seen that before; they all partook of the glory of the medal ceremony.
Jesus has been crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He rightfully stands on the championship podium. But then He gestures to us, and mouths the words “come up here!” We had absolutely no influence in the outcome of that game, we only wear jersey, and yet He calls us to be joint heirs and to share in His glory. Great God from Zion!
Prayer: Lord, help us to see that, that although we had no part of saving the world, of winning this championship, You have called us to be joint heirs with You, and share in Your glory. Help us to settle that in our heart, and walk it out in our lives. Amen!