I was at an awesome party last night. The food was delicious and there was plenty to go around. Everyone was excited and ready for a fun filled evening. Some really sweet kids were there too, kids I’ve watched grow up over the past eleven years. Yep, I was with friends.
There was also a game on TV, the last one of the season, and the biggest.
- The women filled their plates and went to the dining room.
- The men filled their plates and went to the TV.
- The kids filled their plates and went to an undisclosed location.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE GAME
- It was a defensive battle, that’s code for low scoring and dull.
- Many of the commercials were well crafted but beyond my comprehension.
- Twice I went to the dining room to ask them to please lower their voices.
- Twice those in the dining room laughed heartily and shooed me away.
- Nobody cared that much about the Rams, only that the Patriots wouldn’t win.
- The jalapeño poppers were excellent.
THE BEST PART
The food was excellent, the house was lovely, spacious and comfortable and the game was the largest event of the football season. But for me, the people were the best part!
I didn’t see the first half because I was in the kitchen engaged in conversations with others who, like me, were from our church. It was so enriching to connect and catch up. They were the best part of the game. But I did get to watch the second half and it was almost exciting there at the end.
I don’t know if the Lord was rooting for a team, I mean, the Cowboys weren’t even playing. Nevertheless, I congratulate the World Champion New England Patriots, again.
And I’m grateful for sweet people who are dear friends. I would have watched the game regardless of who was playing. But the fellowship, the sense of belonging, and the expressions of love and care were what was really super about the Super Bowl.
Thank you Super Bowl 53, until next year!