Superbowl XLIX was one of the best that I’ve ever seen. I enjoyed the back and forth instead of a lop-sided rout. Many people are ripping Pete Carroll for the last Seahawk play call of a pass rather than a Marshawn Lynch run. And considering the odds, it would seem that a run would have been a better choice. But if New England’s Butler had been a tenth of a second later to the ball, the Seahawks would have been victorious. And instead, Pete Carroll would have been considered a gutsy coach, who caught the Patriots off-guard.
Yes, the choice had huge ramifications, but compared to the decisions you and I make every day which have eternal significance, it was a small choice. Every time I choose to be independent of the Lord Jesus, I am choosing to sin against the holiness of God. Jesus Christ had to die for those choices so you and I could have a relationship with Him. Pete Carroll’s decision only caused his team and fans to be hugely disappointed. Your sin and mine offend the holiness of God!
Be holy, for I am holy.”17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. (1 Pet. 1:16-19 NKJ)
Do you see the difference?
May we always keep an eternal perspective, even in the disappointments of life.