In life you could say that we are all underdogs. We are surrounded by obstacles that threaten to trip us up; we live with the constant reminder of the barrier that sin has put between people and God; we struggle to overcome our own temptations and to "master" our own sinful nature; we have an enemy that wants to see us fail. However, unlike the Warriors, we have a certainty in the outcome. We know that Jesus has won the victory over sin and death, and we can live with confidence in that knowledge.
When you're feeling like a bit of an underdog; when you're struggling with the challenges and temptations of life, remember this truth found in Romans 6:6 "We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin".
Isn't that amazing! We are free, we are forgiven, we are able to have access to God through his grace even though we don't deserve it. God takes us as the underdog and let's us win the glorious prize of eternity with him. Now that's a real prize - far better than the NRL Grand Final, or the Webb Ellis Trophy. Let's rejoice, as Jesus reminds us in Luke 10:20, that our names are written in heaven.
Pastor David Auty