Growing up 20 miles from Charlotte, this is history for me and my family; many of whom still live there and attend the Panthers games. In fact some of them are fanatics.
I confess I am not a football buff. Not even a buff, just a distant Carolina Panthers admirer.
Watching the games this past season wasn’t on my radar until they continued to win and win big. If you want a diehard football fan, don’t ask me. However I am excited that finally this has happened. It would have been nice if my dad had been alive to witness their victories as he enjoyed watching them for years before he passed away in 2014.
Who knew that Michael Oher of the “Blind Side” movie would one day end up in the SuperBowl. But then having a Quarterback like Cam Newton certainly helps. Both men are huge and obviously quite good at what they do.
What intrigues me about the SuperBowl is that millions of people stop everything to watch these men tackle, fight and injure themselves in what many believe to be one of the greatest events of our generation. Between the commercials, food and parties it has become a stand-still Sunday.
But, what do these devoted enthusiasts do after it’s over?
How do they cope for the next 7 months without football?
Do they go into deep depression or withdrawal?
What do they fill that empty stadium fever with?
Maybe God has an idea.
I’ve always wondered what would happen if Jesus decided to show up at one of the Super Bowls.
Why not? Millions of people are tuned in making it one of the best and highest rated TV shows all year.
All the flowing beer and chips would probably stop instantly from being consumed.
The stadium itself most likely would come to a screeching halt of silence.
The media would be so shocked they would become speechless. (We can only hope)
I can’t think of a better entrance for Jesus to make. And according to Dream Interpreter and Prophet Doug Addison, God likes football and plans to show up and maybe show off?
God is full of surprises.
Maybe God wants the world to know He is still around and on the throne?
Maybe God wants to touch the hearts of those empty nested fans once the game is over.
Whether you believe him or not, it’s certainly worth a touchdown to see what God might do.
(And by touchdown of course I mean for the Panthers.)