We have officially entered March Madness season! If you're not familiar with the term, allow me to explain. During the Spring, roughly 68 Division 1 college basketball teams compete in a single-elimination tournament. Over the years, fans have found excitement in predicting their own March Madness bracket.
Typically, fans search the stats of each team's overall performance, individual players, and the coaches. Once fans create their bracket predictions, they speak confidently about the team due to their thorough research. I love hearing people defend their projections, especially when it's coined with the statement, "Come See."
After reading Psalm 66:1-5, I couldn't help but envision the Psalmist as a fan of God. It is as if the verses attempt to explain why God is the top seed. In verses 1-2, the Psalmist encourages us to choose God by making His name known throughout the earth. Then verses 3-4 switch to the stats of God as a reminder to some and an introduction to others. Finally, the Psalmist wraps it up in verse 5 by telling us to "Come See," the top pick for the game of life.
The comparison of God to March Madness may seem incomprehensible. However, I would like to focus on the passion behind March Madness, which coincidentally occurs through much of the Lenten season. Fans commit to watching game after game and discussing with other fans, as well as nonfans, about the bracket they've created through their observation and research.
Now, what if God received that same passion? Psalm 66 starts with the word "Shout," which encourages us to be passionate about God. However, another important takeaway is to tell others to "Come See.' As we approach Resurrection Sunday let us begin to embody the spirit of Mary Magdalene when she returned from the tomb and shouted with passion "I have seen the Lord," and we can tell others "Come See."
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You are wonderful, merciful, all-knowing, loving, compassionate, understanding, and so much more. May we continue to remember your stats and remind others. In Jesus' name, we pray, AMEN!
I love that illustration. So challenging and relevant!
Amen, Amen, Amen
Excellent Illustration Of Who Our
"Lord " And "Savior" Is.
Shout And Come See
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Great message. HALLELUJAH, the highest praise!!!!