January 2, 2006

Durham Bound!!!

If I were not a Christian, I would call this luck. However, since I believe in God and that He is sovereign and good, I call this a blessing from Him. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to watch Duke play in Cameron Indoor Stadium. (For those who don't know, that's men's college basketball) There is some irony that builds this story to its present moment. As I already mentioned, I have been a lifelong fan of the Blue Devils. (By the way, I have no moral qualms about liking a team called the Blue Devils...however, I do have a problem with placing anything-including sports-ahead of Christ -- just for the record!) Having always been a fan, I naturally wanted to see them play in the storied Cameron Indoor Stadium (capacity: 9,314). The tickets are incredibly difficult to get, because the students occupy approximately half of the seats. To make a long story short, this pair of tickets I got from a friend today makes the fourth set I have gotten. However, I was not able to go the previous three times because of unavoidable conflicts.

So today will mark the first time I have set foot in the building to watch, in person, the team that I've watched on TV so many times. Oh, and by the way, today is my 20th birthday. So, I guess this is quite a present. I seriously thank the Lord for providing these tickets. I honestly believe He gives us things to enjoy that are fleeting so we will not forget His goodness, but also that He is our supreme satisfaction.