This past Saturday night, I was so blessed to be able to go to the Indianapolis Colts playoff game. The hubby and I very very rarely just decide on a whim to spend money - and we had Christmas money - and the deal was done!
We had such a blast! Even though our Colts lost in the final seconds with the Jets scoring a winning field goal, I always have so much fun with my best friend in the world! Amazing how much fun we still have after 12 years together.
I will say, though, that a thought came to mind during the final seconds of that "important" game:
What's all the fuss about?
Don't get me wrong - I'm a true blue Colts fan through and through. I was cheering loudly and waving my arms wildly along with the rest of the 12th man Saturday night.
But, really, when this life passes by, what's all the fuss about?
There stood over 63,000 people in the state of the art facility, watching guys run around a field with a leather object in their hands. Thousands upon thousands spent on tickets to get there, drinks and food to be consumed, and souvenir cups, t-shirts and hats. But what's all the fuss about?
I am no way saying that the atmosphere wasn't crazy exciting and I loved every moment - I was blissfully happy!
But my heart wonders just how many of those 63,000 hearts the Lord wishes would desire to know him. How many of those screaming fans who would have stayed up hours upon hours to watch their team win, spent the next day even giving Him one second of thought - He is, after all, not just a mere man playing a game - He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords who is all powerful and almighty!!!!
And for those of us that call Him Father, how many of us have "cheered" on the mission of showing others His love as noticeably as they yelled and screamed Saturday night - whether at Lucas Oil Stadium - or at home on our couches. How many of us have felt an adrenaline rush from seeing the Holy Spirit work lately - like we did during those final 58 seconds on the clock Saturday night. How many of us have spent more time discussing the love of the Father and our extreme faith with him more than what happened in the game? When was the last time we felt the same kind exhilaration anew at the realization of His extreme love for us?
I love football - so so so much! But I appreciate the reminder from the Spirit on Saturday of where my heart of worship lies. Who should captivate my thoughts moment by moment of every day?
So gut check - in my life - what's all the fuss about??????
Matthew 22:37-38: "Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment."
Trying to live this week keeping the main thing....the main thing.