May 19, 2019
Who and Where is the G.O.A.T.?
Harold Warner • October 9, 2019
The fodder of sports talk radio often centers around arguments of who is the G.O.A.T.? Fervent and passionate debates over who is the Greatest Of All Time? What’s so curious about this is that for the longest time nobody wanted to be known as the GOAT. It referred to someone who had failed spectacularly at the worst possible time. Don’t hang that label on me! Something has changed either etymologically or culturally because the G.O.A.T. today has become the ultimate in athletic achievement. Maybe this is why old-timers are a bit confused. Fortunately, when it comes to the greatest history of all, which is God’s redemptive history in Jesus Christ, there is a beautiful consistency to both the GOAT and the G.O.A.T. The goat’s role in Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy day, is fascinating and so illuminating. God demonstrated his amazing love, his justice, and his total forgiveness as both a universal need and provision, available to each and every one of us. Yes, the G.O.A.T. has come, and we rejoice. We also rejoice because the GOAT has “left the building.” - @haroldswarner on Instagram