“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.”  Exodus 33:14

World Cup soccer has come to the forefront over the past weeks. And one of the most enjoyable things about watching that, or any team sport, is to observe how all the members of the team come together to win a game or a match. Sports, and much of life, is all about teamwork, people banding together to achieve a common goal. The child of God is on a team as well, but it consists of only two members: the believer and the heavenly Father. And we are told that the Father is always with us, His Spirit goes before us, He is working with us to achieve whatever He calls us to do and to overcome whatever we must face. And the result of that is rest; we don’t have to face anything alone, because we are never alone. Life is all about teamwork, but even more so about being on the right team. And any person who has “teamed” with the heavenly Father has assured himself of victory, no matter what it is that he must face.