In a recent interview with a few Seattle Seahawks, Pastor Mark Driscoll asked the guys a simple question. His question, “who is Jesus?” In short answers from each of them, perhaps the one that stood out the most was from, Rocky Seto, Defensive Passing Game Coordinator. “Jesus is the greatest treasure in the Universe … it’s not like you give up your life and get something worse,” says Seto. He continues, “We had nothing, he (Jesus) gave us everything … Jesus is better than anything … even better than the Super Bowl or an NFL career.” He goes on to say that one could win the Super Bowl and still wake up the next day feeling empty if they do not have Jesus. The brief clip referenced here ends with Seto declaring, “if you have Jesus, it will be awesome whether we win or lose.”
The Seattle Seahawks are headed for a Super Bowl. Now, these men and the rest of the team have an opportunity to play in one of the biggest events on just about the biggest stage one can think of. This is a dream for most of these guys. Do you have any idea how many young boys watch and play football and dream about playing for an NFL team one day and having a chance to play in the Super Bowl and be the hero of the game? Do you know how many guys play high school, then college football in an effort to move toward that lofty dream? Do you realize how few actually make it to play in the NFL? Have you ever stopped and wondered how many guys make it to the NFL, but aren’t able to make a career out of it. Would you stop for a moment and think about how few actually get an opportunity to play in the greatest game on the greatest stage?
Reaching the Super Bowl must be like winning the lottery. For most who have made it, it is a dream come true. Yet, according to Rocky Seto and the other Seahawks’ players who were in agreement, Jesus is better than the Super Bowl. They are so right. Jesus gave us so much, and all we had to offer was a little garbage (since our righteousness is as filthy rags).
The reality that each one of us can have a personal, intimate, and real relationship with Jesus Christ stands above any other person or thing that could even attempt to fulfill our desires (not even a Super Bowl). Many do not understand how that is possible. That is probably because they have not personally experienced a deep, ongoing, and sincere relationship with Jesus.
What is it that you and I pursue? What is the pinnacle of life, success, or achievement for you? Do you consider the opportunity to know Jesus as something way better? The Bible teaches through the apostle Paul that all other things are like dung compared to the greatness of knowing Jesus.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, - Philippians 3:8 (KJV)
Jesus is better than the Super Bowl, a lot better.
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Justin began serving as the pastor at Faith in February of 2013. He is passionate about people having the opportunity to hear the good news about eternal life through Jesus Christ.