Each time I watch a Super Bowl it seems like the hype, the intensity, the excitement just grows from previous years. So in terms of an event, it is great.
For the Christian who is praying for the Kingdom of God to come and the Son of God to receive his due worship, the Super Bowl is a bit of a providential peep into a prophetic keyhole. When I see tens of thousands of men and woman at the stadium joined by another fifty million homes, chanting, shouting, and completed engaged with the action on the field I begin to see a bit of an admittedly rudimentary picture of what we will see when Christ comes again as the reigning King.
Consider with me the reality of countless worshipers gathering together to see the preeminent One exalted and to join in his exaltation. There will be no competition or rivalry to Jesus, for he alone will be distinguished as worthy, adored as perfect, honored as King, cherished as Savior, revered as King, and loved as a friend.
Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.
There is no doubt that humanity was made as passionate and worshiping beings. The great perversion of the fall births all sorts of idolatrous mutations of this. But rejoice with anxious anticipation when you see men and woman display their inward affections outwardly through face painting, silly costumes, and all of the team gear, for one day men and women will stand regenerated and renewed by the Holy Spirit of God with undivided attentions or affections before the One who alone is worthy to receive the title supreme and to be the object of worship.
And it is this reason that we pray as our Lord instructed us:
Matthew 6:9-10 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Personally, I cannot wait!!
Imagine the music. It will all be theologically correct and all Christ-exalting.
Consider your affections, completely riveted on Jesus without earthly distractions or prideful tugs of your fallen heart to worship yourself.
Consider the duration, constant worship and enjoyment of the Savior.
Consider the Savior, enthroned and exalted, nodding his head in hearty acceptance of the worship that he purchased with his own blood. How sweet and how heavenly is this worship?!
O’ for this day to hasten here that we might shed these earthly tents which are plagued by sin to stand before Jesus with hearts, voices, and affections united in unmitigated and unhindered worship of him, for he is indeed, “the only one”.