It's here. The Super Bowl. The Seahawks and the Broncos. The biggest game of the year. And it seems like it will be a good one.
How excited do we get just thinking about this game? I know that several people in my close family are extremely excited about this. Some of them are Seahawks fans. Some of them are Broncos fans. Still others are neither. How much attention do we give to our team of choice?
Seahawks fans: How excited did you get when you realized that your team would be going to the Super Bowl? How about you, Broncos fans? What if I were to tell you that it ultimately doesn't matter who wins or loses this Super Bowl?
The truth is that it doesn't matter who wins this Super Bowl if God is not a part of our lives. We can become excited over the Super Bowl to the point that it becomes an idol to us. I am not saying that football is not a great game--it is. However, if we could only get as excited about Jesus and the Gospel as we do about the Super Bowl, the world would be a much different place.
When David was in the wilderness of Judea, he penned Psalm 63. The opening line of this psalm is, "God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You."
David lived an exciting life. As a young shepherd, he would encounter wild animals that would try to eat the sheep in his flock. It was David's job to either run the animal off or, probably more often than not, kill the wild animal. As king, David united the twelve tribes of Israel, something that had never been done before. David was a great warrior. Many people tried to kill David, including the previous king, Saul. David has gone down in Israel's history as perhaps the greatest king of the nation. Yet David eagerly sought God.
If David lived this exciting life and still sought God, can we not choose to seek God in the middle of the excitement in our lives? This includes the good times. This includes the bad times. This includes Super Bowl Sunday. We can choose to seek God during these times. We can choose to say, along with David, "God, You are my God."