Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“…What He opens, no one can close; and what He closes, no one can open.
I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.”
Revelation 3: 7b-8 (NLT)
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
John 13: 35 (NLT)
Super Bowl LVI of the National Football League is in the books.
Congratulations to both teams for the season-long-journey and commitment which got them there.
They care about the game. They probably should, because they’re involved.
Do we care?
If we care, why do we? Certainly it’s fun to watch.
Should we care?
And if we should care, why should we care?
Certainly not because of the record 7.61 billion dollars—that’s nine zeroes—which was bet on that Super Bowl game.
Then why should we care?
Maybe for the platform to make a difference the Super Bowl provides those involved, and reminds all of us of the platforms of impact for good which we are provided in other ways, every day.
Maybe we should care to be known as His disciples.
Jesus reminds us in the passage recorded in the Gospel of John—“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Maybe because the National Football League and all involved in that Super Bowl LVI, even observers like you and me, can be, and should be, door-openers for others.
Door-openers for the kids and their families without food in the towns of Plains and Athens, Ohio—childhood home of the quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The quarterback who used his platform as a quarterback on the Bengals’ team in the National Football League to raise funds, and fill the shelves of food pantries and homes in those towns, so that children and families wouldn’t go hungry.
He became a door-opener for God.
Maybe that’s also why we should care.
To be door-openers of impact for the kids needing a lift up in life in Gainesville, Florida, or San Francisco, DC, Atlanta, and Denver, Dallas, Jacksonville and New York.
And for others, many others everywhere.
Maybe the National Football League and other sports leagues, businesses, medical, legal, educational and other institutions can further use their incredible platforms of impact entrusted to them—as God’s door-openers—by opening doors of opportunity and assistance for those around them in need.
Maybe we can use our own platforms—if not as an NFL quarterback, then as a person, a coach, a teacher, father, mother, friend, student, as business man or woman, or in whatever role we occupy—to be God’s caring door-openers having an impact for good.
For all those in need around us.
Until all needs are met.
Too much? Maybe, but why not try.
In His Name–Scott