Ad executive and inventor Reyn Guyer was hired to work on a promotional display for a shoe polish company. He was working with the idea of colored polka dots on a mat when it struck him that it might be better as a board game—using people as pieces. He hired some designers to help, and eventually Milton Bradley produced the game that we now know as Twister.
Have you ever played that game in real life? You and I do it all the time. Instead of twisting our bodies, we take a spin at a sin because everyone else is doing it. Then we twist what Scripture says to make up for that sin. For example, “Hey, I can get drunk this weekend. I know God will forgive me.” Or, “God says I should love my neighbor. But that person isn’t really my neighbor, right?”
Take heart and focus on the yellow dot that reminds us of the sun—more specifically, the Son of God. Jesus allowed his hands and his feet to be on display for the amusement of those who mocked him. He shed his blood and allowed himself to be twisted on a cross so that you and I can look forward to heaven after this game of life.
Christ made it possible for all of us to be winners: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).