With the NBA lockout being over there has been a lot of talk about free agents, trades and money. Whether you follow basketball news or not, I’m sure you have recently heard about this subject at least once. The idea of a free agent is that when a player fulfills their contract, they are then allowed to go whichever team they choose. The “higher-ups” of a team will meet and decided who they would like to pursue during the draft. When they come to a decision, they present their offer to the player(s) of their choice. To acquire this player, that player must agree to the transaction. When you look at this process does it strike you as familiar? Well it should. Let’s go back to the first draft…it was about two thousand years ago. A coach saw his team, but knew something wasn’t right. He needed an all-star player to come and rescue this team from the losing that ultimately brought them down. So He scouted for the best of the best. And He found Him. The one he needed turned out to be his only son. He proposed the draft and this Player agreed. This is exactly what happened when God sent His only son to Earth for us. This…Being who was so far above us was given to us, just so that we might have victory through Him. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son. That whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” Although this world looked hopeless, God saw what one draft could do. So when you are thinking about the incarnation of Jesus, remember this: The Player was willing to be drafted (Jesus was willing to come to Earth for us), and the Coach has your best in mind (He gave His only son so that we might live). So get your game faces on and gear up for a winning streak!
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”