Saturday, February 12, 2011
Lessons from the Super Bowl
With the Super Bowl being last weekend, I wanted to try to work it into here somehow. I think I can do this. I'm going to draw from a commercial, the Volkswagen one with the kid dressed up as Darth Vader. What a great idea, combining two of my favorite things into one - the Super Bowl and Star Wars. Props to Volkswagen. You can see the commercial here.
The kid has incredible faith. He believes that he can - and keeps trying to - use the force to move things, start things, etc. He tries without success until, finally, he uses it on his dad's car. Dad uses his remote starter, and the kid is astonished; he can't believe that he actually used the force and started the car.
So how does that work into anything meaningful to us? First, the kid has faith. Misguided faith, to be sure, but faith nonetheless. We need to have faith like this kid - not faith in the force necessarily, but continuous faith in God, regardless of the way things have been going lately. Second, God works in ways we can't understand. Much as the kid didn't know why the car turned on, we don't necessarily know why God answers some prayers just how we hope, and others he answers in a more roundabout way; a way we don't understand.
So to sum it up, the commercial is pretty funny. Underlying that, we can take from the commercial the faith the kid has in the force - we need to have that faith in God, and remember that while sometimes he works in ways we can't understand, he is always working for us.
In other news, I wrote a couple weeks ago about the basketball player from Perham who collapsed during a basketball game. He is doing quite a bit better. Yesterday he had another heart surgery but it went well. He is back on the ventilator but it sounds as though he'll be back off fairly soon, and he has even sat up with some help and is able to communicate some. Keep the prayers coming; he still needs our support. God is definitely working a miracle here!
Posted by MattHaugen at 7:21 PM