Midnight, September 27, the NFL and the NFL Referees’ Association reached an agreement to allow the original referees to go back to work. It was after a three-month long lockout that they finally reached an agreement on after three weeks of highly questionable and blatantly missed calls, culminating on Monday, September 24 (Packers vs. Seahawks), when one ref called a touchdown; the other called an interception.
A lot of people have replacements currently operating in their life. They have gone away from their first love. Who is our first love? It is Jesus Christ – the one “who is, and who was, and who is to come.” And they have replaced Him with something else. Perhaps it’s fear, frustration, career, popularity, a relationship. They decided to go with another plan because to them, it seemed much easier to attain. Yet they remain unfulfilled.
Following God is not always easy; however there is no substitute. In the book of Revelation, Jesus beckons the people at the church of Ephesus to return to him. “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love” (Revelation 2:4). It’s never too late to return home. He is waiting with open arms.
Putting Christ back in position is a game changer.