Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Believe God Has a Say in Sports
You can read the article here if you’re interested but let me just comment by saying:
God Doesn’t Care!
Just to be clear, “nearly 3-in-10 (27 percent) Americans believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins sports events…”
It is a popular trend to fashion God in our own image but this takes it to a whole new level. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m more surprised or saddened that so many people actually believe this.
Now don’t get me wrong. I do believe that God is pleased with athletes who conduct themselves in a way that brings Him honor. Maybe He even enjoys a good, close game now and then. But to think that God cares enough about a sporting event to actually help determine the outcome? Give me a break.
Enjoy your sports. Honor God in how you participate or spectate. But don’t confuse sporting events for the issues that really weigh heavy on God’s heart.
- Orphans and widows.
- Broken marriages and families.
- Lost souls.
These are the issues that matter to God and deserve our attention.
© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.