On my old blog “Virginia Transplant,” I noted that NASCAR comes to our little corner of the world twice a year. This past weekend was one of those two weekends. My father-in-law noted that the weather looked ugly yesterday. Friday was the last time we had nice weather — not that I’m complaining because we need the rain. We are still in a drought. But for a racing weekend, it was terrible — raining and cold (for Southern Virginia.)
While none of us in our family are diehard NASCAR fans, we do participate in some of the activities throughout our small city. Like I mentioned yesterday, the size of our community triples (at least) during race weekend. Wal-mart usually has several cars on display and so do several other retailers. There are give aways and racing simulators, so we have a little fun. I’ve included some pictures of our Saturday activities.
One thought I had about this weekend was the dedication of the fans. Despite the bad weather, the race was a near sellout. There was a very light rain throughout the race and the fans hung in there. NASCAR fans support their drivers and they are dedicated to being there. It made me think: do we put such a high priority on the Kingdom? It seems (at least to me) that some Christians will put anything in front of being in church or doing Kingdom work. Sometimes it seems our priorities are out of sync. So, I challenge you to put Christ and the work of his Kingdom first. When we do that, God will take care of everything else.
By the way, it was great to have a native Virginian win in Virginia. Carp Diem! (Seize the Day!)