Those of you who have seen Facing The Giants will know what I'm talking about. I'm sure you all of you agree that the death crawl scene is the most powerful scene in the movie.
But do you remember what Mrs. Taylor said about her husband's team philosophy? She said that it applies to all of life, and not just football. So lets look at it this way. Could you carry a hundred and sixty pounds on your back for a hundred yards; while crawling? Maybe. Maybe if you were motivated. But too many of us wither when trials come our way. It's hard to do that! So can we make it to Heaven with sin on our backs? It's a long, hard road, and those of us who don't like hardships will turn back. Christ said to take up your cross, and that means carrying it no matter how hard. Yes, it is hard, but when we do something, we are naturally rewarded. The harder the task, the greater the reward. How great is Heaven, and our Maker who lives there? That's how hard it will be. We can't get to Heaven without hardships. Yes, maybe we'll fall. Many times we'll fall. But we can all get back up and keep going. That's one difference between going to Heaven and the death crawl, and I think that's a good thing.