Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sens Are In...Barely

The Ottawa Senators squeaked into post-season play last night after losing 2-1 to the Boston Bruins. Carolina's 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers paved the way for the Sens to sneak past the Hurricanes and secure a playoff berth.

Boston's Tim Thomas closed the door on Ottawa's offence until a third period goal by Antoine Vermette, his 4th tally in the last two games, got the Sens on the scoreboard.

With front-line players Daniel Alfredsson and Mike Fisher out for "weeks" as a result of injuries inflicted during the game against Toronto, the Senators are "lucky" to be where they are after last night's action.

So...they are in...but it took someone else to get them spite of a 94 point season.

Just like me! I've been guaranteed a place in heaven following the "game of life" but it's not due to anything I've done. It took the action of Someone else to secure my position, my guarantee of life in heaven after this life is over. Jesus stepped in and took the penalty for my sin, taking my place and my punishment. Now, on the merit of His shed blood, I will spend eternity with the Great Emancipator, the King of kings and Lord of lords. That's grace! That's mercy! That's love!

Sure, I've done a lot of "good things" but they were not enough. I would have fallen far short of God's standard but Jesus opened the door. Hallelujah!

Where will you spend eternity, my friend?


Terry said...

Great post David...
We sing that song in so many gospel meetings, "Where Will You Spend Eternity?"
That song used to really put the fear in me when I wasn't saved and now it still puts the fear in me when I see so many people who are not willing to take the Lord as their Saviour!
Have a great weekend!!
Love Terry

PS..What do you think of that Saija, Pilgrim, being so close to us, you and Carol in Peterborough and Bernie and me in Welland and not even coming for a cuppa' tea?

hebrews 11:1 said...

Pilgrim, I just LOVE the way you tied in that spiritual application with a post on the Sens. My sister and I just got the shock of our life when we looked at the standings...I really truly hope by some miracle the Habs don't have to play the Sens? That is a heartbreaker of a series! Don't worry, if it comes down to it, I WANT to see y'all post on the Sens here, I am not going to spoil your party. I will pretend that I love the Senators and am going for them, but you know the truth, right? ;)

Mr. Fisher

and Mrs. Shirkie,

Thank you for talking about Greater Vision so sister and I love the CD I got her! We listen to it all the time, oh, and the others love it, too. We ddin't even know who or what Greater Vision was whenyou first mentioned them, to tell you the truth--we learned. I would never have picked up a CD of theirs had it not been for you, and now we even have a few sons on our cell phone (I have no idea how my brother tranferred them from the CD to the cell, but it's there, and we can listen and ANNOY everyone while we walk ;))

Love and Prayers,

Terry said...

Dear Little Pilgrim Pal
Greater Vision was the fist American group that I heard and I loved them right off the bat!
[Rodney was singing for the Dixie Melody Boys at the time] and Chris Allman was the tenor then. He is a preacher now.
Mark Trammel was the lead singer.
It was because of Greater Vision that I found our Pilgrim on the blog and the rest is history, eh?
He has had to put up with me for a long time!!

My two favourite songs that Greater Vision sing are in this order, "I Asked Him For Water, He Gave Me The Well,and "My Name is Lazarus"
Every concert that I have ever gone to see Greater Vision, Gerald has always sung, "There Is A River" and "Champion Of Love"...Just beautiful!
Standing ovation every time!..............Have a great weekend....Love Mrs. Shirkie