I wonder how much better some of us would be if we treated every Sunday like superbowl Sunday. I mean folks who haven’t cooked all year, cooked on yesterday. Folk who are normally asleep until the late afternoon was wide awoke early, yesterday. Folk, who claim they never have money, had some on yesterday. And folks who don’t even like the 2 teams that played, still went out and purchased clothes to go and sit in somebody else’s house on yesterday. And if the truth shall be told, some of y’all didn’t even go to church because you just had too much to do on yesterday. But what if God had too much to do when you called him on last night to get you home safe after all the beers you had? What if God was too busy to protect you on last night when you were acting foolish after your team lost? What if God treated us like some of him treats him? I’m just saying! You never have clothes to wear to God’s house but you bought clothes to wear to your friend’s house. You never have money for gas to go to God’s house but you had money for gas to go to your sister’s house who was throwing the party. Yea, you never have money for the up building of God’s house yet you had $20 to go towards the beer in someone else’s house. I’m just thinking to myself, this morning, on how much better a lot of us would be if we treated God the way we treat worldly stuff. Folk you haven’t seen since Christmas showed up yesterday. Folk you hadn’t talked to in weeks, showed up yesterday. Why, because you invited them when you sent out the text messages or the event request on Facebook. Oh, but let the church have revival and you won’t tell a soul. Let Pastor say something about family and friend’s day and you won’t even show up.
All I’m saying is, treat every Sunday like Superbowl Sunday. Get up on Sunday morning excited about the team you joined. Get up and put on your jersey with God on the back and wear it proud. Plaster Team Jesus on your cars and trucks and stop being ashamed to tell folks whose team you’re a part of. Invite folk to go with you to watch the play by play at your church and then invite them over for dinner to talk about your worship experience. Post a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram post about the coach of your team who has never been defeated. Tell folks on the job about the blessing of being alive that God gave you this morning instead of arguing over the bogus calls the refs made. All I’m saying is, every Sunday should be like Superbowl Sunday because every day God makes the plays that allows you to defeat the devil. He huddles up with you to give you the plays for your family (teammates) to guide them safely through their day and then he places folks around you to tackle the enemy when he tries to come your way, to clear a path and to protect your back while you’re running from here and there to make sure you make it safely into the end zone (home). Even when you sometimes get tackled and knocked down by the enemy who may slip pass, he gives you another opportunity to regroup and go again. Every Sunday should be like Superbowl Sunday!