Fruit for God's Glory!

The Western Bulldogs, AFL premiers!

62 years since their last grand final success in 1954, they have finally done it again!

Was it a fluke, the result of mere chance?

Absolutely not!

The Bulldog's success came from having a plan and a purpose and making good choices. Their purpose was to become a competitive successful side and win an AFL grand final premiership cup and flag. Their plan was to choose the right coach, support staff and, most importantly, players who had what it takes to win a flag. The Bulldogs employed a coach in Luke Beveridge with the right background, pedigree and proven credentials necessary for success. The recruiting team chose players from the rookie draft and other clubs with skills, speed, endurance, strength, agility, and the football smarts to fit their game plan.

Their names are now etched in history! Fans can sing the praise of the 2016 Western Bulldogs forever! They travelled the road to glory and grasped their holy grail.

What about us?

Could we ever experience euphoria like that of the Western Bulldogs at the final siren? I believe we can.

Have you ever considered that we were chosen according to God's plan and purpose to experience even greater joy and reward?

Ephesians 1:11-12:

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

The purpose of God's will was to bring us into His family as sons and daughters to enjoy eternal life with Him. More so than an AFL flag, it is the real Holy Grail and the road to glory. Like the Bulldogs coming back from near bankruptcy and extinction some years ago, we had to be redeemed from unrighteousness and eternal separation from God. So God decided on a plan, even before the world began. In advance, He ordained that everyone who met the selection criteria would be chosen - those who put their hope in His Son Jesus Christ. God's plan brought about the ultimate success. Our names are now etched in His Book of Life forever!

We are on the road to glory! Now and in heaven we can sing the praises of God's glory for what He has done. Let's celebrate loud and long with joyful praise.


Peter Rogers

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