Hundreds of millions of eyes from 190 countries will turn to Las Vegas, Nevada today as the world celebrates “Super Sunday.” CBS Sports has deployed 165 cameras to capture the festivities from every possible angle. This year’s advertisers spent $7,000,000 for half a minute of airtime and Americans are projected to eat 1.45 billion chicken wings as they take in the spectacle.
Take a moment to think about that “Super” word that you’ll hear throughout the day. “Super” describes something of the highest degree. “Super” things are superior things. We use “super” to describe the best of the best. And that’s the way many will think of today–the “best Sunday of the year”—as they spend 3+ hours watching 22 grown men play a game with an oddly shaped ball.
Whether you plan to pay the slightest bit of attention to this cultural event or not, let’s realize and remember what really makes this a super day. It’s not the football, the clever advertisements, the glimpses of celebrities, or the party food. This is first and foremost, above all, the Lord’s day. The day on which the Best of the best conquered Death. The day the best news of living hope began to spread from Jerusalem. The day Christians have set aside for nearly 2,000 years to assemble, pray, sing, remember, celebrate, learn, and encourage each other in the name of the Superior Savior, the Lord Jesus.
It’s Sunday. How blessed are we to enjoy it every seven days? Let’s bring our best on this, the best day of the week.
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands. (Psa 63:1-4)