With trumpets and the sound of the horn, shout joyfully before the King, the Lord. – Psalms 98:6
In the US, the most popular sporting event of each calendar year would have to be the NFL Super Bowl, but anywhere outside of our country, a different spectacle is king. Of course, I speak of the World Cup of Soccer (true football). In 2010, my wife and I lived in Africa and we were able to watch many of the matches being played in South Africa.
For most of this multi-day event (no matter the venue), there was a consistent, never-ending, irritating noise. I didn’t like it. It was annoying. For those who attended in-person, I understand that it was even deafening. It sounded like an enormous beehive … and it NEVER stopped! What am I talking about? If you watched, you will surely remember. Yes, the VUVUZELA! The evil “plastic horn of deafness.” I enjoyed the World Cup (and always look forward to the next one), but I was very happy to see the vuvuzelas eliminated.
One day, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth and the Bible tells us that a trumpet will sound at that exact moment. I pray with all my heart that it won’t be a vuvuzela! At the same time, I am certain that when Jesus comes, and we rise to our feet to meet Him, our zeal will surpass that of all those fans at every World Cup (or Super Bowl) combined!
When Christ returns, and only then, will the angel’s message to the shepherds be totally fulfilled: Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. – David Jeremiah
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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