Nike is not just the name of a brand. This term derives from a Greek word meaning victorious, overcomer, and conqueror. Paul often compared the Christian life to that of a professional athlete. Look at I Cor 9:24-25, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” Fortunately, the race we are running has already been WON by the ONE who sacrificed everything. Our Nike didn’t come from a department store nor did we get it from Eastbay and although MIchael Jordan holds the sales record for the total number of sneakers sold, contrary to what some may believe, his bball sneakers can’t make you fly nor can it make you soar with wings of eagles. His sneakers can’t enable you to run and not grow weary and walk but not faint. Paul knew what he was talking about when he penned Romans 8:37; “Through Christ, we are not just victorious, we “overwhelmingly conquer!” So today, throw yourself on the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ. Keep after it and trust in His death and resurrection for your sins. Jesus has secured your crown of life, immediate assurance, and eternal security.