A glimpse of heaven in a soccer game
it didn’t in Calhoun/ Gordon County. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that Gordon Central actually had a soccer team. At the time, I had plans to become a physical therapist. During soccer season, I volunteered as an assistant to the school’s medical trainer. I attended several practices and games, not because I liked soccer, but I loved what I was doing and had friends on the team.
Man how things have changed. Now you can go to the soccer fields on Saturdays and there will be hundreds of kids playing in rec league. They have pre- school age teams, and reach all the way to adolescents. It has become a great sport among all our middle and high schools. I have had several students from my youth group play over the years. So I guess you can say that soccer has found a place in my heart.
However, t he thought of missing church to go to a game would NEVER have crossed my mind. Just so happens one of my friends had tickets and I went with him. I don’t know that I cared as much about going to see the game, as I did going to see “The Benz”. The Benz is the Mercedes Benz Dome. It was remarkable.
While we were at the game, you couldn’t help but notice a large group of fans. They were in the Supporter’s Section. It’s a lot like the student section in school games. For ninety minutes, they were playing drums, singing and chanting, and waving lots of flags. They were so loud, and having a great time. These fans were the Atlanta Untied supporters groups: Terminus Legion, Resurgence, Footie Mob, and The Faction. These fans primarily They were four different groups with one UNITED purpose… to support the ATLUTD soccer team.
For a moment, I think God gave me some insight as to what Heaven was going to be like. It brought to my mind what God showed John in Revelation 7: 912, where we read… “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”
I believe it was a divine appointment that God gave me to go to “The Benz” and get a very small glimpse of what Heaven will be like. I can’t wait, and I hope that you’ve “got your ticket” to go with me. Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Be Blessed.