Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dancing, Singing, and Shouting

There was a huge worship service tonight in Spain and its provinces. No, not the kind of worship service you would normally think of in church. This was a huge gathering, in the stadium, and in the bars, coffee shops, and homes of millions of Spaniards and Europeans. Tonight was the final game of the Euro Cup, and Spain won. The people are celebrating, filled with joy, dancing in the streets here, singing songs of victory. They are passionate about their team--just as many Americans would be at the Super Bowl or World Series. Too bad they don't get excited about God like they do something so temporal as sports. Unfortunately, that is the god they worship. I don't mean to sound self-righteous, as once in a while my husband enjoys a good soccer game or sports event. The sad part is that most of these people spend all their time and energy devoted to the temporal, and when you try to tell them the good news that Jesus died for their sin and rose again so they can have eternal life, it is very difficult to get them too excited.

1 comment:

Jenna said...

I can't believe how people go so wild over sports. It's always been pretty weird to me. I get happy if a certain team wins, but that's about it!