Thursday, January 7, 2010
Texas vs Alabama
The big game is tonight! By the time you read this...it will be a done deal. Either Texas or Alabama will be declared the 2010 National Champions of college football. The number one and number two teams will meet to do battle. It should be a great game. But football fans know that these "should be a great game" events sometimes fall flat. The outcome could be less than spectacular.
I don't have any particular connection to either team. I have friends in Texas. Many of them would not be Longhorn fans. They proudly fly the A&M colors and participate in all of the ritual that goes along with being an Aggie.
I also have friends in Alabama. However, most of them would not be caught dead wearing a "roll tide" t-shirt. They are football fans to the extreme and I can hear their "War Eagle" cry all the way across the country.
Bottom line, the national championship is interesting. It will be fun. It's not the Super Bowl, but it will be fun. In the end, when it comes down to eternity (or even next year) will it really matter? Some one will be able to fly the banner and be authorized to point back to the "year when we had it all" so they can recruit a new crop of players.
For me the real National Championship (excuse me...the World Championship - Kingdom Championship!) happened in Luke chapter four. That's located just on the edge of Pasadena about one atmosphere above the Rose Bowl.
It was hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart combat. One-on-one and face-to-face between Jesus and the author of evil. This is the place where it is all on the line. It really matters. It is winner take all. No golden trophy for the case with this one. It is all or nothing. It makes eternal difference!
Guess who wins!