|On that very
day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth,
together with his wife and the wives of his
three sons, entered the ark. They had with them
every wild animal according to its kinds, all
livestock according to their kinds, every
creature that moves along the ground according
to its kind and every bird according to its
kind, everything with wings. Pairs of all
creatures that have breath of life in them came
to Noah and entered the ark. Genesis 7:13-15
|LAST PLACE - two dreaded
words that no one enjoys hearing. Whether it
be standing in line, being chosen for a
team, or taking an achievement test, no one
wants to be last. We associate being last
with being a loser. But God's perspective on
last place is a little bit different than
ours. Jesus said that he who is first shall
be last, and he who is last shall be first.
Seems a little strange by most standards.
Consider this, Jesus left his place of glory
with God to become a man, just like us. Not
only that, he came not to be served, but to
be a servant to all. When we get to heaven I
expect we'll see a lot of 'life's losers'
wearing blue ribbons.