SKOL: Rallying cry of the Minnesota Vikings, handed down through Swedish lore as “...a greeting of warmth and camaraderie." 1
Vikings win! Against the odds, with almost no time left on the clock and in desperate need of yardage in hopes of kicking a field goal, Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown as the clock expired in what has been termed the "Minneapolis Miracle." They now move on to the NFC Championship game on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. Vikings fans deployed overseas are working around the clock to ensure their mission allows them to catch a glimpse of next Sunday night's game.
With snow falling outside US Bank Stadium and a game-time temperature in the low-teens, the fourth-quarter was threatening to send Minnesota fans back out into the deep freeze of our arctic January existence.
But the team didn't quit! They didn't give up, and they didn't back down. As a TEAM, they pulled off the unlikely, the unexpected, and the impossible to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!
This is what sports are about - though the daily lives of the millions of fans who watch the game are not materially affected by the final score, the fortunes of their team can have an undeniable ability to inspire, embolden, and exhilarate them!
The team demonstrated a spiritual principle: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9
No matter what you're going through, the game isn't over - God is on your side and nothing is impossible to those who believe! Don't quit, don't give up, and fight through your due season.
Everyone's due season is different. You can't talk your way out of a situation you behaved yourself into - sometimes we plant bad seed in our lives and the weeds need to grow up and be pulled. In the mean time, plant good seed - lean on your teammates, execute the plan, run your route, and you'll come out the victor. God is with you! He'll never leave you, and never forsake you - nothing can separate you from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord!
Leader Prayer: Lord, it's clear that you're in the business of the impossible! You know my situation, my frustration, and my hope for a better day. Be with me as I work through my stuff and help me see a miracle in my life, to your glory! Amen
Blessings on your week -- and SKOL! 1 Gregg White, Executive Director of the Swedish Council of America