By Lau Jue Hua, Singapore
[Image from CNN.com]
Amidst tumultuous applause from his fans, David Beckham wiped away tears as he walked off the field in his final appearance as a professional football player. The game last Sunday was a swan song for the 38-year-old former England captain who is a household name.
For a guy who has played football for 22 years, I think it is safe to say that football was his life. As
I watched the emotional torrent of Beckham and his fans toward the end of his career as a football player, I wondered, What will my swan song be?
After some pondering, I realized that my swan song need not be some grand gesture that I do before my death on this Earth. In fact, I don’t need a swan song because I should be focusing on the simple acts that I do every day for Christ.
How do I know this? Apostle Paul says in Colossians 3:23–24 that, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”
What this means is that just by believing in Christ, I know that my place in God’s Kingdom is secured. There is actually no need for me to intentionally plan an elaborate act as proof of my time here on this Earth, when I can honor Him every day and enjoy an eternity with Christ.
Well, as for my send off, I don’t think all of my loved ones could even fill up a fraction of a football
stadium, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have an army of angels cheering me at the pearly gates instead.