Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Jess Ennis and me

It's often amused me that even top athletes performing at premier events still wear a piece of paper bearing their number held on their shirt by a safety pin! At least in one sense I am on a par with the great Jess Ennis.

I was reminded of that this week when I saw a photo of her in the paper with the disappointing news that she is injured and will not be able to compete in the World Championships this summer.


When I think about the extraordinary scope of Christianity and the wonderful levelling effect of the entry requirements, I'm genuinely moved. No qualifying standard required, no crossing of the palm of the entry panel, no heats and then the final, no, just an honest acknowledgement of my need of God's grace, that I have and do fall short of God's glory, and that only through Jesus Christ do I have a hope and substitute. It's an old truism but I'm grateful for it, 'the ground is level at the foot of the cross'.
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