A Triple-Double
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A Triple-Double

Being that the Boston Celtics are in the finals against their historic rival the Lakers I am semi-engaged in what is happening.  I say semi because I have never been enamored with ten very tall guys throwing a ball through a hoop.   I have a theory about basketball.  We should give each team 100 points and then play for five minutes.  This week while watching one of the games I heard a new term.  By telling you this I am revealing how ignorant I am, but oh well.  I heard the commentators talking about one of the players getting a triple-double.   I didn’t have a clue.  But I do know how to use Google.  A triple-double is when one player tallies double digits in three areas.  For example, 26 points, 12 assists and 16 rebounds.  Magic Johnson holds the record for 30 triple-doubles during a playoff series.

Obviously one has to be very good to achieve such status.  Hebrews 11 has always fascinated me.  Paul records a list of God’s greats.  These are the triple-double quality people.  It is exciting to note the list is not closed.  Hebrews 12:1 says, “Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, . . .”  When it’s foggy I think of God’s cloud of witnesses.

There are so many millions of droplets of water.  Heaven’s list is huge and you and I have the opportunity to be included.  Someone is probably saying, “Not me.”  Yes, you.  All you need is perfection and that is a gift from Jesus.

Written by Roger Bothwell on June 11, 2010

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