To qualify to compete in the Junior Olympics, you must medal at this tournament…so the pressure is on for those who desire such.
Before this weekends tournament I had to register him for the competition according to his belt level and weight class.
Because of the way the rules are structured, he qualified to compete in two different weight classes…and thus my conundrum.
If I were to register him at his projected weight for the Jr. Olympics he would have to fight for his medal…and risk loss.
If I registered him at his current weight, he would get a gold medal for showing up…he was the only one in that class.
Now, the good old American work ethic demanded that I sign him up to fight his way to the top…and I did.
To be true to my theology, I should have gone for the gold.
Justification by grace through faith means that once you’re “registered”, you win.
No competition, no work required…on that Day when the trophies are handed out you are golden.
No worries about moving on to the next event…you’ve won there already.
Someone else competed in your name and He destroyed the opposition, then engraved your name on the medal.
It’s waiting for you now.
He won…you’re a champion.
The hardest part is getting to the ceremony.
Make your own application…