It has been 37 years since a horse has won the Triple Crown of racing. This weekend American Pharoah’s name will be added to the list of the all time great horses. He did it and it is indeed a rare and noteworthy event. However, I am even more excited about our Triple Crown win. Please note the following verses.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the CROWN OF LIFE that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
II Timothy 4:8
“Now there is in store for me the CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
I Peter 5:4
“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the CROWN OF GLORY that will never fade away.”
This is super exciting because it is not going to be rare. Revelation 7:9 says, “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne.” Our God who is rich in mercy and anxious to save as many as possible is ready and prepared to award us our Triple Crown win. It really is a Triple Crown gift but who is going to quibble about words over something so very grand? It is no wonder there is an old hymn that says, “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” We shall have three. Jesus will have so many crowns and He earned His. Because He loves us He is thrilled to gift us ours.