Outside of the recent government shutdown, the major news story of the last two weeks has been centered on the recent NFC Championship Game and the upcoming Super Bowl. In particular, attention has been given to a call, or better yet a “no call,” that occurred in the Rams/Saints game that seems to have affected the result of the game. (We got robbed!!) Emotions have run high, appeals have been made, and even lawsuits have been filed. I admit that I even got rather excited when I witnessed the play, but I didn’t quite lose my testimony. (Not sure I can say the same about some of my friends!)
I love to cheer for my team (Who Dat!), and I am especially thankful when I am on the winning side. Now, I can’t root the Saints on this Sunday night, but I do want to tell you that I am on the winning team regardless of the Super Bowl’s outcome. What do I mean? Well, around this time of year, I am always reminded that as a believer I am on the victorious side. Don’t doubt it! Our Officiant/Judge doesn’t miss a call; nothing escapes His ever-watchful eye. He knows His people, and He knows those forces who stand against us. Even when the decisions appear to be going against us and the world seems to be prevailing, I hear John’s words echo in my ear: “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. . . . On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (Rev. 19:11, 16 ESV). When the final whistle is blown here on this earth, Christ will be standing as the victor and His people will be there with Him. What a tremendous assurance that is!
I hope that you will join us this week as we celebrate this reality. Come Saturday to our Upward games and greet the many families who are taking part in that ministry. Join us at 9 a.m. Sunday for the Super Bowl Mega Men’s Choir in the Blended Worship Service as we sing our songs of victory. Be part of the Celebration Choir in the gathering at 11:15 a.m. as we exalt Him. Bring a can of soup to support CCA (Chirsitan Community Action) and its work. Worship with us at 4 p.m. as we focus on praying for the church, and then spend some time with fellow believers afterward. Specifically, make Sunday a Super Bowl for worship and praise as we celebrate the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! See you then!