Does God Care about Sports?
We are so myopic. Our cares must necessarily be God’s cares too. Right?
Here are a few things God cares about (none of these will get as much attention as the games tonight): children in Haiti… families in Sudan without clean water… teenager boys in hoodies getting shot, teenager boys in hoodies doing the shooting… hungry kids in Nicaragua… God cares.
God cares about Gaza. He cares about Ashkelon too. Both sides, one as much as the other. God cares about Obama and Romney, John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. God cares about everything and everyone.
So… I actually do think God cares about the NBA, The Final Four, all things football and MLB. I think God knows Opening Day is just a week away and He prefers natural grass and day games to turf and domes. God even cares about track and field, though I am sure He cares nothing about Hockey.
God cares about sports because God cares about people. All people. Winners and losers. Those who play and those who don’t. And can’t.
Be careful not to care so much for sports (caring too much is a pathway to idolatry) that you wonder if God cares. Of course he cares.