“What does it cost to go racing? Everything you’ve got.”
It’s a classic line, but there isn’t a whole lot in life requiring more time and money than racing.
This Easter weekend we reflect on and celebrate the biggest purchase in history – the gift of life for you and me by the death and resurrection of Christ.
We are willing to invest (sacrifice) so much because we love racing. My wife and I right now are going through the process of selling our home and buying different one. A decent contender for a new home was quickly eliminated when we discovered the driveway was so steep that I probably couldn’t back a trailer up it. Every decision we make is filtered through the “how will this effect racing” process. It’s the highest priority because it’s our greatest passion.
Whatever the sacrifice, it is worth it to continue being at the tracks in ministry and keeping Jay in his quarter midget. Underneath what someone on the “outside” may view as just a sport is true community, family and understanding. It’s what makes our sport so valuable and why we are willing to give our time and resources to be a part of it.
Easter is all about value, love and passion. Despite our issues and sin, He knew there was a great value under that and paid the highest price so we could be in relationship with Him. Romans 5:8 states, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus’s death and resurrection was because of His passionate love for us. If we were not worth the price of his death then He wouldn’t have paid it. If we were not worth love and relationship then He would not be so passionately pursuing us.
We are His highest priority and His greatest passion. Don’t be distracted or discouraged by lies of shame and inadequacies the world is so quick to hand out. You are expensive and incredibly valuable. This weekend is the perfect time to reflect on His love and renew our affection and devotion to Him. Let this weekend be a catalyst for an increase of Him in your life and in the lives of those around you.