Bears 27-Hawks 24. Who cares?

January 15, 2007 at 8:36 pm 4 comments

I was reading the Seattle PI newspaper on-line this morning, about the NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears.  A comment by Bryce Fisher, one of the Seattle players, caught my eye.  “I don’t think the providence of God gives a crap who wins the football game.”

Regardless of Mr. Fisher’s understanding of the providence of God or if he used the word correctly, his point is worth thinking about.  Does God care who wins football games?  Does God have anything to do with such trivial matters?  Does a team with more “believers in God” stand a better chance of winning than one with less? 

 Or is Bryce Fisher right that God doesn’t care or concern Himself with such things?

 Just where does the sovereignity of God start and stop?  Some would say He is in control of absolutly everything while others suggest that there are some things that God does not get involved in. 

Can’t have it both ways, can we?

What do you think?

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Living in the Northwest is like… Playing games.

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Damon  |  January 18, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Well God continues to lay on my heart that “winning is everything if everyone wins”; something that I have wrestled with over a long period of my life, being involved in “sports” or “social structure of self improvement”. I love the message of 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 about “running the race”. I actually think that God care’s deeply about the athletes and how they compete, especially the ones who are saved; if they are running the “spiritual race” the outcome of the “game” is not the “crown” they are seeking; rather the reflection of Christ visualized by team mates and fans, and the attainment of helping others seek what they have; a wonderful eternal “crown”. I believe that God is always aware of how we play the game of “life”.

    One of the many messages of the Cross to me is that Christ died so that we all can “win”………..therefor another message of the cross stated a bit different is “winning is everything if everyone wins”………not the Al Davis requirement of “just win”; reflecting the ultimate “self” above all else mentality.

    Well, maybe not a good idea to invite me to make comment……….I could go on and on and on……….:)

  • 2. KC  |  January 18, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Of course he cares! I think he even cares about who wins and who loses.

    What I do know is that He does care about the heart of each man on that field and how football relates to each players relationship to Him. I don’t believe a team of believers stands a better chance of winning or losing because I believe God knows the “free will” outcome will impact each person’s walk or lack of walk with Him.

    A better question might be, “Why hasn’t God delivered a Superbowl win to the Seahawks yet?” Well the Seahawks and their fans may have their own desert to walk through before they enter the Promise Land.

    All in His time.

    In the meantime they’ll remain the “Sea-squawks.”

  • 3. BS  |  January 16, 2007 at 10:13 am

    i would love to respond to this but honestly when i read questions like this i just get all foggy in the brain and think ‘wow, that’s a lot to think about’…’i wonder if GOD cares that we are asking these questions, or if HE just wants us to stop wandering around in the desert and just sit down and wait/listen/trust/pray/get out of HIS way [questions]?’ ok, so i kind of responded anyway. hey, now you have two readers!!

  • 4. Doug Wright  |  January 16, 2007 at 7:57 am

    While reading about God in His book, (the Bible) one can find where God controls even the heart of men. (which means people, not gender specific)
    For instance he hardened the heart of Pharaoh in Exodus which is in the old testament or moved in the way Saul behaved which is in 1 Samuel, also in the old testament.
    God created Adam and caused him to fall into a deep sleep. During this deep sleep he took one of his ribs and fashioned Eve.
    One could say that the SeaHawks fell asleep during the game and lost it. To think they could have continued to blitz and didn’t is past understanding. Of course the outcome was apparently meant to be!

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