“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

Everyone likes to win. Everyone wants to be on the winning side. Whether we are in a contest ourselves or following our favorite team, no one likes to lose, and no one likes to support a loser. However, in any human contest, there is never a guaranteed winner. Even the best team can be beaten. But there is one Person who can guarantee victory, and can guarantee it every time, no matter what the odds, and that is our God. And that guarantee is the result of the work that Jesus Christ completed upon the cross, and it is secured by the empty tomb. Therefore, no matter what endeavor God’s children involve themselves in in their service to Him, we are guaranteed that victory will eventually be the result. We may see some of those victories here, and some we may not be made aware of until we are home in heaven. And beyond that, the ultimate victory is guaranteed to us because He has promised someday to call us out of this place and take us home to be with Him. And when He calls us out of here, we will be safe and secure in heaven forever, and eternal victory will be ours. As believers, we are on the winning side; victory is promised by the One who is able to guarantee it!