Sunday is Always "Super"
Today is styled “Super Sunday” because tonight at 6:29 p.m., the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will square off in Super Bowl XLVII. The Super Bowl is the largest single day sporting event in the world. Everything about the event is super-sized. Over 1 billion people will view the game on television worldwide. Commercials sell for $3.8 million per 30 seconds! No wonder it’s called “Super Sunday.”
But let’s be honest, Sunday has always been special for Christians. Why? Because Sunday has always been special to God. Not because it has to do with football but because it has everything to do with life.
It was on the Sunday of creation that God brought our world into being. Pharaoh asked, “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him?” It really is a fine question. He is creator and sustainer. In fact, according to Isaiah 37:16, there is not a single maverick molecule that is not under His control. And, of course, His creation is accountable to Him, cf. 2 PT 3:5ff. Every Sunday should be a fine reminder of that simple truth.
And the Sunday of Jesus’ resurrection is the very keystone of Christianity. The resurrection affirms the ultimate defeat of Satan (HB 2:14,15), the value of your life (RM 5:8), the possibility of forgiveness, (RM 7:24) and our ultimate hope for the future (JN 11:25,26). Someone has well noted, “When Jesus rose from the dead, He transformed your tomb from a permanent residence to temporary housing.” Again, every Sunday should be a fine reminder of that simple truth.
The Sunday of Pentecost ushered in the beginning of a new relationship in Christ and the the beginning of a new order of worship. It is in worship that I think God has given one of His very best gifts. After all...
There is something inspirational about singing songs of praise with hundreds or thousands of other believers.
There is something cleansing about taking communion and praying for forgiveness and renewal, while surrounded by believers who are doing the same.
There is something uplifiting about hearing the truth of God’s word proclaimed in an assembly of sincere listeners.
There is something edifying about realizing that we are not alone in this life and death struggle for survival.
Again, every Sunday is a fine reminder.