We have a tradition in our family at Christmas that we started about 5 years ago. Each year, without exception, we sit down and watch "The Family Man". The Family Man is a glimpse at what life could be like if we were able to celebrate the small things, and appreciate what we have. It's a wonderful film - treat yourself if you haven't seen it. If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
The Super Bowl commercial above is a glimpse of a different sort. It's a visual of what is happening in Hebrews 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses......let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." This is what is going right now folks. As we grind it out in our day-to-day, seemingly mundane Christian lives, we've got confetti cannons and fans going nuts - cheering us on - from a heavenly place. It's true, it's real, in your life, in mine - right now. Be encouraged - the God who is delights in you - and he's brought a pretty big entourage to the party to cheer you on in the arena of your life.............we know this by faith now, but there will also come a day when this awesome glimpse won't even compare to our sensory experience.