Some time ago, Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington interviewed five members of the Seattle Seahawks National Football League. Russell Wilson, Russell Okung, Chris Maragos, Clint Gresham, and coach Rocky Seto shared their thoughts about Jesus.
During the interview, Rocky Seto said that “Jesus is better than the Super Bowl”. It’s interesting that an NFL coach would say such a thing.
The Super Bowl represents the very pinnacle of success in the world of football. There is nothing greater than being in the Super Bowl and winning it. Little boys grow up dreaming of catching the winning touchdown or making a game saving tackle in the biggest game of the year.
It has and continues to have the highest average viewership of any U.S. telecast in history. More pizzas are sold by Domino’s on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year (around eleven million pizzas). Advertisers pay $4 million for a 30 second spot. And the list goes on…
In the midst of all of this, Jesus is better than the Super Bowl. Coach Seto went on to say in the interview, “Jesus is the greatest treasure in the universe”. No doubt, Coach Seto and Seahawks, Wilson, Okung, Maragos and Gresham all love Jesus and are committed to serving Him and sharing about Him.
Jesus said, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37. In today’s world of football, the Super Bowl would qualify as ‘gaining the whole world’, but at what potential cost? The Seattle Five have it right. Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.
Driscoll’s interview happened before the Super Bowl. Yesterday, the Seahawks soundly defeated the Denver Broncos (43-8) to win the 48th edition of the Super Bowl
I spoke with Coach Seto the morning after winning the Super Bowl and asked him, “Is Jesus still better than the Super Bowl?”
He replied, “Absolutely yes!”
After winning the Super Bowl, he said, he woke up Monday morning the same person (just more tired). When he met Jesus as His Lord and Savior, he woke up the next morning a whole different person.
Yes, Jesus is better than the Super Bowl.
Something to think about…