An estimated 110 million people will watch this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. While that number has declined some over the last few years, it is still an enormous audience and will be the largest viewed television program of the year. Companies will pay $5 million for a thirty second advertisement. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an estimated $15.5 billion on items related to the big game. Hype surrounding the game grows day by day for the two weeks leading up to the event. Many conversations are centered around who will win, what the score will be, etc. There is no way to deny the impact and the level of commitment people have towards this football game played on “Super Sunday.” For whatever reason, it is important to people and fans all over the world.
What if there was the same kind of devotion showed to the event that happened on the “Super Sunday” nearly 2,000 years ago? The word “fan” comes from fanatic. As has been shown, men and women alike certainly have a fanatical attitude and dedication towards the Super Bowl. Think about the impact that could be made on the world if that same fanaticism, along with the amount of time and money spent, was put towards worshipping and serving our Lord who rose from the dead on that Sunday. People plan to host or attend a party for the big game weeks in advance. Is Sunday, the Lord’s day, the most important day of the week for us? Imagine what might happen if we talked to our friends and co-workers about Jesus the way we do about certain sporting events.
There is nothing more important than praising, remembering, and worshipping our Savior with other dedicated followers. Are we “fans” of Jesus, who express our passion to others and show our dedication in our commitment to His day, and how we live our lives? Scripture tells us to be mindful of “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). As Christians, every first day of the week should be “Super Sunday.”