His Victory is Our Victory

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Earlier this month we witnessed a mark in history as the great racehorse, American Pharoah, crossed the finish line leaving the others blinded by the dust. As Americans eager for a victory, we all cheered in unison for this wonderful moment; we were all winners. There wasn’t a big rivalry that day. American Pharoah had come so far and it had been 37 years since our last Triple Crown winner. I couldn’t help but get a little emotional over this victory, not only because it was a spectacular race, but also because every American was a winner that day.

I have been working at the Pregnancy Care Center as an intern for only a few weeks and already feel so welcome and so much a part of the important mission. The staff and volunteers are extremely committed to the Care Center and the clients we serve. We welcome everyone with open arms and kind spirits, acting as ambassadors of Christ, trying to love others with the same love He has for them. We are here to serve women and men who need free services, resources, information, or a listening ear when burdens become too heavy. Everyone at the Care Center is fighting for the same cause: we want the best for our community and the people in it.

Because we’re a Christian organization, we utilize every opportunity to ask clients if we can share with them the Gospel, the good news about Jesus living a perfect life and dying a sacrificial death in our place. Some say no, but most allow us to share.

The “good news” doesn’t sound good at first; it starts with how we’re all in need of help. We’ve rebelled against God. But, this good news also reveals how God intervened for us. It shows how every life has immense value and is worth fighting for, because God fought for the lives of all humankind through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Ultimately, we believe that God can overcome all things and we can be victorious with him as we trust in Jesus. Even if we can’t reach or empower everyone that walks through our doors, we will always strive to run our best race.

American Pharoah isn’t just some horse who won 3 consecutive races. He is a symbol we can learn from. Because he won the Triple Crown, we’re all victorious as Americans. His victory is our victory. In the same way, because of what God has done in Christ, we can all be victorious as human beings. His victory is our victory. And that is our goal at the Care Center. If we have victorious hearts that inspire us and others to overcome, our clients can have the same hope. We long to see that happen everyday, and I’m thankful to be a part of it.

 

Meg is an intern here at the Care Center. She pursued a degree in “Child and Family Studies” at Ohio University. She is eager to continue her internship and see what opportunities lie ahead.

 

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