Yes it is Super Bowl weekend! You are going to hear the word super at least a million times. This weekend they play for the $12000 trophy and a $6000 ring if they win, and a little $3000 one if they lose. More food will be consumed this weekend than any other day of the year except for Thanksgiving. On the flip side, antacid sales will increase by more than 20%!
At our church we have our annual chili cook-off right after service and everyone comes dressed in jerseys and I have to say, we bring the party! It's super!
The players on the gridiron this weekend have fought a good fight and have faced every challenge to rise up and be on this very special, highly public stage. What they do on this stage can shape their life forever. In the same way, this stage that you and I play on every day must be utilized to its fullest. We must play with all our heart, use our talents and gifts and finish the game! 1st Corinthians 9:24 says: do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to win that race!
Most of you will participate in some type of Super Bowl gathering Sunday. The average party will host 17 people. In fact 95% of those watching the game will watch it with someone else. As you watch this championship caliber event, consider how well you are playing your season and running your race. Have you quit too soon? Are you disgruntled because you want more playing time but can't seem to get in the game? This is your year to turnaround your franchise. You can go from last to first. You can beat the odds and overcome obstacles. The Arizona Cardinals did it. You can too! Now you have to admit...that's SUPER!