The WOW Factor – Friday, February 1st, 2019

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As I write this, I’ve just watched Super Bowl XLIX. It will occupy our conversations for the next several weeks. We saw spectacular plays and a stunning conclusion. It was a Super Bowl like no other. And whether your team won or lost the last thing any of us could say was WOW!

The final 30 seconds changed the game. It looked as though Seattle would finish the game as the victors. But that never happened. And the victory went, once again, to the Patriots.

More than 2,000 years ago, history records six hours that changed the world. During those six hours, a Jewish man, Jesus Christ, hung on a Roman cross to die as a felon. It looked as though His death would put an end to His message, purpose and will. Crowds lined the streets to watch this man die. Once the last breath escaped from Christ, the spectators were certain that would be the end of this insurrectionist.

But His death changed everything. When Jesus died on the cross, sin and death appeared victorious. However, His death was the vehicle to His conquest and when the six hours passed, and three days went by, the game changed. Sin and death were conquered by the Savior and everlasting life was the prize of the victor.

For those of us who believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ all we can say is WOW. Through His resurrection we to are raised to life. “Since then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).


Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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