As I promised the other day in this blog, I got a lot more out of Monday’s night’s hockey game than just a good time. Here’s a couple of thoughts God dropped in my head while there…
- Everyone rooting for the Caps was easy to distinguish because we were all wearing red. It should be the same way with followers of Christ…it should be easy to distinguish who’s for us and who’s against us…not because of the clothes we wear but by the fruit of our conduct.
- You’ve heard this from me before, but why is it that the loudest and rowdiest crowds are at sporting events. Don’t we realize that Jesus won a much more important victory for us than any athletic team ever will? Church should be full of rowdy, loud, passionate people on Sunday mornings…shouting, clapping and jumping up and down because unlike sports, we know we’re on the winning side.
- Every time the Caps scored, not only did Andy and I high five each other, but we also high fived complete strangers sitting around us. Again we we’re able to distinguish those who were for us by the red they were wearing. It’s the same with churches…if another church around us is leading people to Christ and helping them to grow in their faith, we should celebrate with them…not tear them down which is so common nowadays.
- One of our core values at United is that…”Excellence honors God and inspires people”. Seeing Ovechkin and Crosby at their absolute best was quite awe-inspiring. We need to make sure that in the same way they play all out to the best of their abilities, we do our very best to honor God with the gifts He’s given us.
- The hockey game was quite an Experience but the excitement carried on beyond the end of the game and even went outside of the arena. Even blocks away as we were walking to the metro, people were still excited…and that excitement got picked up by people who weren’t even there. It should be the same for us…our faith and excitment can’t just be on Sunday mornings…it’s got to carry outside of the doors and make an impact on people whom haven’t even attended yet.