When you are driving around your town a few days after a college football team wins and you see a car flag flying from a window…I’m usually one of those fans! On any given Saturday in the fall you will see me driving around Columbia or in another SEC football town flying my South Carolina Gamecocks car flags! Thats only to show you that I’m proud to be a fan and an alumni! But if I didn’t have the flags, you would still know by the stickers on my rear window, my vanity plate, my tag plate border, and my USC South Carolina Tag! What can I say…I’m proud to be a Gamecock.
As I was driving around town the past two days I’ve noticed there are no orange Clemson car flags around town. It could be because Clemson fans are ashamed of their teams performance or it could be that some of them are just happy with their Clemson Car Tags and stickers on their cars. But at the beginning of the year, the car flags for both school were all over, no matter what day of the week it was.
Now I’m not trying to rub it in to my Clemson friends, but thought it to be interesting. I was thinking that its kinda like our relationship with God. When things are going good, we are praying, in full worship, and most people can tell we are Christians. Other people sometimes only pray or attend worship when things are going bad and they are looking for God to help them. That is kind of like when people put their car flags up or their favorite schools clothing on only on game day. They are hoping for something good to happen, but it if it doesn’t go their way, then they’ll just put it away until the next week’s game.
It shouldn’t matter if you are winning or losing, but you should always wave those flags with pride. Just like when things aren’t going great with God, don’t hide from Him, but turn to Him.
Just a thought as I was driving today…