Monday, July 25, 2011

Well done Cadel!

Australian Cadel Evans won the yellow jersey in the Tour de France this year. Even the most casual observer of the Tour de France will know that there are a number of colored jerseys given on the race. They are:

  1. The Green Jersey – given to the best sprinter - won by Mark Cavendish (Britain)

  2. The Polka Dot Jersey – awarded to the best mountain climber - won by Samuel Sanchez (Spain)

  3. The White Jersey – the best young rider - awarded to Pierre Rolland (France)

  4. and most famously, the Yellow Jersey – given to the overall leader - Cadel Evans who becomes Australia's first winner

There is another race – it’s the race heading for heaven. The apostle Paul describes it like this:

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)
You can almost imagine the apostle straining forward on his bike, (yes, I know he did not have a bike back then), climbing the mountain pass, and eager to win the yellow jersey. Can you see him striving to win the prize?

When we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, when our sins are forgiven and we follow Jesus then we are in the race for heaven and we will receive the prize, the winners’ jersey awarded to all those who trust in him, and truly believe in him.

With eternal life there is a winners’ jersey for every competitor who finishes the race. Unlike the Tour de France it is not an exclusive competition.

Are you heading for heaven?

Related posts

  1. Heaven

  2. What is heaven like?

  3. On getting to heaven

  4. Eternity

  5. Every man ready for glory

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