Monday, February 06, 2006

Super Devo

I've got to admit I'm not much of a sports fan. I was always the last kid picked when they chose sides for baseball or any other game. I was overweight, had two left feet, couldn't hit the ball and certainly couldn't catch it. So, for some strange reason, I never developed much of an interest in sports.

When someone invited me to a "Superbowl Devotional" yesterday, my initial reaction was less than enthusiastic. "Superbowl? What's the big deal?" It's just another football game as far as I was concerned. I don't really have a favorite team and certainly couldn't name a single player on either team. Yeah, I've watched some of the Superbowls in the past but I couldn't tell you who won any of them. I remember the commercials more than the games.

But I got to thinking, why not? Just because I'm not interested in sports shouldn't be a reason to skip out on the fellowship. I skip out on too many things like that as it is...so I went.

And I'm glad I did. I was impressed that the fellows kept the devotional discussion going way past kickoff time...and nobody said a word about it. Big deal, we missed the kickoff. Of course there was pizza and chips and a lot of noisy hooting and hollering during the game, but it was all in fun.

Halftime rolled around and instead of watching the Rolling Stones, we watched a video of Bono's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. He gets a little slow start, but once he gets going he makes a lot of thought provoking comments.

Anyway, I had a good time despite not being able to hear the commercials for all of the noise. Thanks for the fun, food, and fellowship, guys. I'm looking forward to doing it again next year!

2 comments:

Zoe's Mom said...

When Tim got home from the Devo/game, I asked him who was there and he mentioned your name amoung the others. I looked at him like he was nuts and said "Al LIKES sports???? I just don't think he does." I obviously thought this to be very strange. I was SOOO incredibly amazed and grateful that there was more time spent on the devo than on the game. I didn't expect a bunch of guys to get together and miss church in order to watch the super bowl, only to end up missing the kickoff and alot more of the beginning of the game because they were deep into worship. This was something that Tim kept telling me about with a smile on his face. He was so pleased that worshipping God together came first and football came second.

jamie riley said...

Great post Al Baby!! I had a blast at the devo too, it's always great spending time with your brothers in the Lord. The Super Bowl wasn't bad either.