We were ready.
On one side of the street was purple. The other side was green. We turned the corner. Then the one side was green and the other was purple. The Applefest Parade this year just happened to correspond with the Vikings visit to Green Bay. While keeping an eye on the parade some were watching the game on TV, some were listening to the radio, others were checking their phones. There was even a fan updating the game score on a white board! But we were ready.
The St. John’s float this year played off that theme. Our large group of “walkers” wore football jerseys. (I wore my ref shirt- and did throw a couple of flags!) Students waved pennants with Bible passages like “Do not gloat when your enemy falls.” Proverbs 24:17. Along the side of the float ran the words “He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus” (1 Corinthians 15) All the while music played focusing our thoughts on God’s love and glory. And “our fans,” seated on the curbs, cheered. (Actually many did!) That was our Outreach Committee’s goal: to take what was on the minds of everyone (Winning the game) and refocus it on the real victory (Winning in eternity) through Jesus. Along the way we handed out tons of candy and several hundred invitations to St. John’s events. Look for opportunities to share your faith in the context where you live. And ironically enough the football game ended in a tie.
I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God. Luke 4:43