Tonight’s Super Bowl was a game for the ages. It contained multiple lead changes, record setting offensive numbers and trick plays. Best of all, the outcome came down to the last play of the game.
Ultimately, the Philadelphia Eagles made one more play than the New England Patriots.
For many of these players and coaches, this will be their last opportunity to ever play in Super Bowl. Most players never have the chance to come back.
Dan Marino is perhaps one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, yet he only played in one Super Bowl…a loss.
Fortunately for us, we serve a God that believes in second chances.
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
We fall short every day. We struggle with relationships. We lose our temper. We ignore opportunities to serve and help others. We let worldly pursuits cloud our focus on Jesus.
But He loves us anyway.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17
My prayer this week is to pursue every opportunity to serve Jesus and others. I want to be grateful for second chances- and pass along that grace to others.
God bless you.