Sunday, February 7, 2016
What's Really Super about Today
or descended? Who has gathered the
wind in his fists? Who has bound
the waters in a garment? Who has
established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what
is His Son's name, If you know?
Every word of God is pure: He is a
shield to those who put their trust in Him. Proverbs 30: 4-5
Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday anymore. This year, it's even more remarkable
because it is the 50th Super Bowl. Our TV seems to have broken down the other day but I am not worried about missing the Super Bowl.
But really, what is so super about this day? What is so great about a couple of teams of guys dressing up in their armament and playing before a crowd of millions, if not billions of people? Yes, they are strong and talented athletes. But is that impressive to God? Have they or could they do what our Creator has done in making this creation? Is it worth the millions and billions of dollars of food and advertising that will be spent on this day?
I guess I am just a wet blanket.
But God, on the other hand, He is great. And the fact that He longs to be in close relationship with people like us is what makes today, and everyday super. The Proverb writer says He holds the winds in His fists, and binds the waters with a garment. A simple search on the Blue Letter Bible website on the words "how great" came up with these verses, among others:
Psalm 31:19 "Oh how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which you have prepared for those who trust in You. In the presence of the sons of men."
(One day, we will see His goodness and it will be beyond our imagination.)
Psalm 92:5 "Oh Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep!
Psalm 139:17-18a "How precious are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand...
Daniel 4:3 "How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation."
When I am tempted to despair, it helps me so much to recall that God is great, and that He actually wants to share own His life with someone like me. I am personally acquainted with the God who made the universe. That is even more exciting than knowing the winning quarterback from today's game.