God’s had a pretty big NFL season this year. I don’t know if he was on strike last year, but this year, he’s all over the place.
“Tebowing,” the act of bending down on one knee to pray like Tim Tebow, became a trend.
Saturday Night Live did a skit in which Jesus visited the Denver Broncos locker room.
Media headlines credited or discredited God for NFL victories or losses. (Sunday’s Broncos game for instance. Tebow threw for 316 yards. Hellooooo John 3:16 comparisons.)
God was so busy around the league that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs felt like he had to set the record straight and was quoted saying, “With all due respect, we don’t need God on our sidelines.”
At which point, God responded, “You lost to the Jaguars. I’m not on your sidelines, dude.”
Or something like that. God rarely speaks to me directly about the AFC. But it all begs the question, “Does God care about football?”
There are three possible answers:
1. Yes, in the way that he cares about all things. Like tiny flowers, baby birds and even the sport of cricket.
2. No, he’s got more pressing things to attend to.
3. Who cares? It’s only the second week of January, and I’m already two weeks behind on my read through the Bible in one year plan!
I don’t have the answer for this question, but I do know he cares about college basketball. That’s why the sky is Carolina Blue. Go heels!
Do you think God cares about football?