Well everybody, after all is said and done with Super Bowl LIII, I think I would have rather had church.
I must apologize. I felt so guilty over canceling church for the Super Bowl that I had to go and give you an assignment try to somehow spiritualize the experience. That was a poor use of my leadership responsibilities. I was trying to get you to turn the Super Bowl into church and that’s just not going to happen. Of course there is truth and something good to be found in pretty much anything, but that is our daily calling for walking through life, not for me to ask you to cover for my insistence on not letting anything get in the way of my seeing this game.
And then, to add insult to injury, the game was one of the most boring in history, the half-time show had none of the social commentary many were expecting; the Rams lost; and the ads, well … the ads were forgettable, with the exception of Verizon’s tribute to the lives saved by first responders. But I must say, as it all went down, I couldn’t help but think: And I told everybody to watch this? I am so sorry.
In a reading for today, I found this from Psalm 28:6-9:
Praise be to the Lord.
for He has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to Him in song.
The Lord is the strength of His people,
a fortress of salvation for His anointed one.
Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.
It is so good to know God’s mercy and salvation have already redeemed our lives and forgiven our selfishness and stupidity. Thank goodness the Lord is our shepherd and will carry us forever. Praise be to the Lord.
See you next Sunday live at Church at the Catch, 6pm Pacific time www.facebook.com/thecatch. Come as you are! Come ready to participate, or you’re welcome to just watch and listen.