Super Bowl Sunday is tomorrow and I have a confession to make. I have not one iota of interest in football. There, I’ve said it. I’ve tried, I really have…but my eyes just glaze over as I watch. I’ve been told about the game, cute stories about the players, and I know enough to know who’s who…AND who they’re dating…but when I try to watch it, I just sit there for hours, not really focusing…
There is one thing that fascinates me though…one thing, that snaps me back into the game. There are several well-known players who openly give God glory for their wins. When they score a touchdown, they raise their hands to heaven and do a little victory dance. In interviews, they talk about prayer and how God deserves all the credit.
I think it’s great that they’re giving God credit. But…I just wonder how God does it. How does God pick which team to win? Say Team A has a quarterback who praises God when he gets a touchdown and over on Team B their quarterback also praises God when HE gets a touchdown…Did God give them those touchdowns? How did he choose?
Maybe He has a spreadsheet in heaven, keeping track of the stats. Hmm, I’m not going to let the *Texans, Browns, Jaguars, Lions, or the Saints win just yet, it’s just not their time..Those 49ers, Cowboys, Steelers, and Bills all went to church a month of Sundays. I approve. The Vikings…well, I’ll only let them win if they get a cool coach…
If I were God, I would surely let the New Orleans Saints win at least ONE Super Bowl. I mean, look at their name. That should count for something. Maybe those Saints are not such saints after all.
The Houston Texans would be next on my list, since their name is so lacking in coolness . Couldn’t anyone think of anything more original than the Texans?
The Steelers’ Quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger points heavenward after every touchdown to acknowledge his mother‘s passing. Kurt Warner carries a Bible with him to post-game interviews. At the end of the 2008 season, the first thing Ben Roethlisberger said was, “The Lord is good!” Kurt Warner’s motto is: “I want to be a role model in everything I do.”
Whew! I bet God is confused.
Here’s my two cents. Ha! You knew that was coming, didn’t you…
*If the Steelers win tomorrow, it will be their sixth Super Bowl win.
*If the Cardinals win tomorrow, it will be their first Super Bowl win.
Matthew 20:16, KJV
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
There’s my vote. We’ll see if God agrees.
*Special thanks to Allen for inspiring me with this post and giving me the facts. I had never heard of the Jaguars OR the Lions.