I have heard so many people this year referring to Easter Sunday as the super bowl of Christianity.
I guess I get it. Gives people kind of a frame of reference that they can relate to. But, well really…
Easter stars the true Greatest of All Time, Jesus Christ, THE KING OF KINGS!
And, let’s see, for all eternity, He’s undefeated. Every play, every movement of the defense, every breath of every player is controlled by Him. Oh you think that Christians get killed, suffer persecution and ridicule, so they must be losing? Not so, every jeer they endure, every moment they suffer, every drop oof blood they shed moves the offense closer to winning.
Hypocrites, liers and cheats, money hungry con artists say they’re on the team but the deceit they clothe themselves in reveals who they belong to. And it also reveals more clearly the patient, enduring, self sacrificing love of our coach, the owner, the GM, the quarterback, the captain (He’s all of them).
And if you’re keeping score, um, before you check, God can’t be scored on so we know the enemy is at zero. And Jesus scores at will so after two thousand plus years, there’s quite a few points on the board.
Seriously, the only “points” God wants are people. And we know we’ve lost too many, one would be too many. But what we celebrate at Easter is not a win we might get someday. He already won it. He is the Victor and we are too, in Him.
Maybe the super bowl should call itself the eternal, ever glorified, final, debt releasing, all forgiving, culmination of human effort.
I don’t know. Doesn’t sound right to me either.