Yesterday there were people praying that the Pittsburg Steelers would win Super Bowl 45. Then there were people who were praying that the Green Bay Packers would win. And seeing an awful theological paradox being formed by such a practice, some arm-chaired theologians have declared such prayers are nonsense.
“God doesn’t care about who wins the Super Bowl!” they say.
And to such theology I say, “Horse-pucky!”
The truth of the matter is that God most certainly does care about who wins the Super Bowl. To say otherwise is somehow create a secular bubble in God’s sovereign authority over this world. To say such is to say our God, who has numbered the hairs on our head and cares even about the sparrow, somehow doesn’t care about something that happens in the affairs of man. There isn’t some imaginary sacred space that God cares about, and then secular space that God doesn’t care about. All events that happen under the sun and in the affairs of men are sacred to God. And our heavenly Father, who loves all of the sons of men certainly cares about every aspect of our lives.
He cares about what happens to us between the cradle and the grave. He cares about the big decisions we have to make, as well as the little. He cares about the moments that bring us joy, as well as the moments that bring us pain. And yes, God even cares about who wins the Super Bowl.
Go Pack go!