The clock said 13:19 in the third quarter, and the Houston Oilers were so far ahead of the Buffalo Bills (35-3) that the fans began streaming out of the stadium. It was January 3, 1993 in Buffalo, New York, so why stick around and watch your team get trounced?
But the game was not over. In less than seven minutes, the Bills had scored 27 points, coming within four points of the Oilers. But the game was still not over. A tie put them in overtime, and the Buffalo Bills ended the game winning 41-38.
“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” Lenny Kravtiz recorded his famous song in the early 1990’s as a cry for relationship. It ain’t over, ‘til it’s over. Anyone who has been in a relationship knows the feeling. The relationship is not over until each person throws in the towel on hope.
For followers of Christ, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over” applies to the return of Christ. We are called to serve Him and continue serving Him until He calls us home.