It’s here! “March Madness” Right in the middle of Lent we find ourselves trying to guess the “Final Four” as we root for our favorite team! It is exciting and it is fun – as long as you do not take it too seriously. We all have a favorite team, but we know that in the end only one team will win!
All but a few will be disappointed and maybe think our team should have gone farther or that “we were robbed!” We get caught up in the game. It gets our juices flowing and our hearts beating faster and faster. We love the competition and the athletic spirit of the games!
While they did not have basketball in Bible times and probably no “March Madness” they did have sports and they loved athletic challenge. 1 Cor._9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
1 Cor._9:26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.