Text: I Kings 18:20-21, 30-39
Throughout history American literature has chronicled the epic contests between good and evil, right and wrong, the strong and the weak. Homer and Hesiod. Moby-Dick and Ahab. Aslan and the White Witch in C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Frodo Baggins and the Dark Lord Sauron in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Or that epic contest between Mufasa and Scar in the popular children’s story The Lion King. Just to name a few.
But rivalries and epic contests are not reserved for only the stories of great American literature and film. Think also—the Cowboys and the Redskins, the Yankees and the Mets, or the Yankees and the Dodgers or anybody who plays the Yankees, the Lakers and the Celtics, or closer to home, the Tarheels and the Wolfpack (or for some the Tarheels and the Blue Devils). Or even closer to home the women’s blue team verses the red team at the local YMCA. [Read more…]