Quite a few colleges were waiting with baited breath on Sunday afternoon to see if they were named for being in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. The teams were questioning themselves on whether they had enough quality wins; whether their strength of schedule was strong enough; did they do enough to get a bid to make it to the “BIG DANCE” or March Madness! Then they waited as the announcer called off the qualifying teams in alphabetical order. Oh the pressure! Oh the anticipation! Oh the dollars your school will lose out on if you don’t make it into the NCAA tournament. Oh the coaching jobs that might come open if their school doesn’t make it. Oh the humanity! (Ok that last comment may be a bit much.)
Only 68 Division one schools are invited to the tournament out of 300+ schools. There is some competition and pressure for sure. In this season of brackets for basketball-the Women’s teams were announced Monday night-what would God’s bracket look like for those he wants to save?
Every name would be put on a line, your name and my name, your neighbors and those around you. God wants all men to be saved. Those people who think they can do it on their own will fail. Those who reject Jesus will fail. There are no “upset winners” when it comes to heaven. We are all winners through Christ Jesus. There are no Cinderella stories of the underdog over taking the favorite. Christ did it all for you and me.
Heaven is WON for you and me! The championship crown belongs to all of us through Jesus! Heaven is my home. Heaven is home to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.