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The End Game
Andy Bustanoby
(C) July 2, 2005

     I'm not much of a chess player, but I know enough about the game to
     recognize a tough opponent, understand his moves and find
     intellectual and emotional excitement in the end game.  Fewer pieces
     are left on the board, you know your opponent's tactics and the
     tension builds.

     I realized today that getting older is a lot like this.  Going on
     seventy-five, I know a lot about my opponent--the world, the flesh
     and the devil--the evil trinity.  With the end game is in sight, I'm
     really excited!   God's "coaching" has brought an intensity and
     excitement to my life that matches my youth, when I was born-again
     at the age of seventeen.

     How's the end game going for you?  Not too well?  Is the end game
     more a muddled mess with the prospect of finishing with a loss and
     spirits low?

     It's not too late.  In a chess game, it may be unlikely, with a
     tough opponent, that you could pull off a checkmate.  But it can be
     pulled off in the end game of life.

     I've known my "Coach" for almost fifty-eight years.  I was
     introduced to Him when someone told me, "God so loved the world that
     He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should
     not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

     Are you running out of moves?  Listen to the Coach.  Give the evil
     trinity an end game checkmate.

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