March Madness

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

We are in mid-March, finishing off yet another March Break.

We are also in the midst of another U.S. college basketball tournament season, also known as March Madness.

It is so called because in the single-elimination format of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it allows for any team, including an underdog, to rise to fame on the college hoops hardwood.

Anyone who follows this sport knows that this time of the year is the high-water mark for intensity and excitement.

Even many non-fans seem to want to get in on the action.

There is just something about all that fast-paced competition that garners extra attention.

Add in some of the game’s up and coming young stars and you have a recipe for something that will be the talk of the office or gym.

But once the big dance is over everyone goes home and reverts back to their normal lives.

Life picks up where it left off because, in the end, March Madness doesn’t make a significant investment in the lives of most fans.

Jesus had this problem, too.

Folks flocked to hear Him when he healed and fed them, but they dropped like flies when more was required of them.

Jesus put it this way in Luke 9:58: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”

When it’s not convenient we don’t always want to make room for Jesus to be the centre of our lives.

It is no different today.

What are you putting your energy into these days?

Is it something that will last, like relationships, or something here today and gone tomorrow?

Decide today that you’ll make some good choices this week.

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