Why Georgia fans wore pink Saturday: The power of the past to change the future
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If you feel called to give visit the daily Article dot com today to schedule your gift. We are incredibly thankful for any amount you may give at the daily Article Dot Com. The University of Georgia hosted Arkansas state in a football game on Saturday. Georgia was ranked third in the Nation Arkansas Arkansas state was not expected to make the score close in fact Georgia one fifty five two zero however what mattered most many watching the game was not the competition on the field but the apparel worn by spectators in the stands the stadium was filled with Georgia fans wearing not their traditional red and black but bright right pink. This was an honor of Wendy Anderson. The wife of Arkansas State Coach Blake Anderson Wendy died August nineteenth from breast cancer. A Georgia alumnus named Dwight Stanbridge tweeted out a call to his fellow bulldog fans and Tuesday asking them to wear pink to the game. He told reporters is that he lost his mother to ovarian cancer when she was just thirty seven years of age. If you are not affected by cancer personally you know somebody who is. He added coach. Anderson tweeted after the game overwhelmed honoured and beyond grateful one of the most famous stories in history is the battle between David and Goliath. Most people can tell you how the giant was killed. The shepherd boy hit him in the forehead with Iraq from a slingshot. God except that's not actually how the Philistine died. I Samuel Seventeen tells us that after David hit Goliath with a stone and the giant fell on in his face to the ground David ran stood over the Philistine and took his sword in drew it out of its sheath and killed him and cut his head off with it. David head head no sort of his own so he killed Goliath with the Philistine sword fast forward four chapters. David is on the run from King Saul and needs help nope he comes to Knob a city near Jerusalem where the Tabernacle is located. He seeks the aid of a priest named a him lack looking for a spear or a sword and the priest replies the sword of Goliath the Philistine whom you struck down in the Valley of Elah behold it is here wrapped in a cloth behind the Fadh awed if you'll take that take it for there is none but that here David answers there is none like that. Give it to me Dwight stanbridge rally the stadium and made national headlines by using his past tragedy to affect present action and future change. David employed a weapon from his past to wage battles in the future. God is especially good at using our past in ways we would never have imagined the Apostle Paul aw is exhibit a his scholarly training at the feet of Gamaliel equipped him when he proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews his engagement with with Greek philosophy while growing up tarsus enabled him to cite Greek philosophers in engaging philosophers with the Gospel Paul's Roman citizenship not only affected him from unlawful punishment it also gave him the right to appeal to Caesar and thus to bear witness in the capital city. Even Paul's persecution of Christians was redeemed by God as the apostles sins convinced him that no one can be saved by observing the law culture changing Christians must engage the culture. We wish to see one of our best strategies for effective ministry is to examine our past past for ways we can serve Christ in the present. You will probably talk with more lost people today than we'll hear your pastor preach in a month bankers make the best missionaries to bankers attorneys to attorneys tenth graders to tenth graders just as we must know the verbal language of those we wish to reach so we he must know their culture language as well those whose commitment to personal and public excellence has earned them social influence our position to make a great impact for for our Lord. Jesus is our best model. He was such an authoritative communicator. The crowds were astonished at his teachings. He was such an effective healer healer that as Matthew four thousand four says his fame spread throughout all Syria and they brought him all the sick in fact the crowds once said of him in mark. Seven thirty seven he has done all things well now. The same spirit who empowered our saviour is ready to empower and use every Christian who submits to him. Would you ask God to use your past pain and failures to touch hurting people with his hope. Would you ask him to use your past achievements to impact those who influence a fireman once asked Charles spurgeon how he could develop a personal ministry spurgeon encouraged him to go back to his firehouse and bear witness to Jesus there. What is your firehouse. Did you know that the daily Article podcast is available on most major podcast platforms. It's also on Alexa Flash briefing perfect for your morning routine. Consider subscribing according to the daily Article podcast on your preferred podcasting platform and thank you for listening today.