Monday, January 22, 2007

The glory of God in football?

I watched as the Indianapolis Colts made an impressive comeback to win the AFC championship beating the New England Patriots 38-34. As the championship trophy was presented to Jim Irsay, Colts owner, CBS commentator Jim Nantz shoved a microphone in his face and fired off questions about the big win. Irsay said there was lots of glory to go around but that all the glory goes to God (not his exact word, but close). Then coach Tony Dungy shared a similar sentiment when asked about the game. (Dungy has been pretty bold about his Christian faith.)

I don't know much about Jim Irsay. I don't know if he is really a follower of Jesus Christ. I only know what I heard him say when given an opportunity on national television. He gave glory to God. Wonder if Irsay has ever heard of the Westminster Shorter Catechism? It instructs us that the chief end of man is to "glorify God, and enjoy him forever." Ultimately, everyone will glorify Almighty God. He rightly deserves glory for everything. Why not football?

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