Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The news around here and all of Louisiana is the New Orlean Saints and "who dat." Crowds and crowds of people on the streets of New Orleans waiting for a glimpse of the the players that put the Saints Football on World record for the first time in 44 yrs. A big parade in honor of the Saints went on all night still into today. The parades will go on through Mardi Gras. I think the quarter back, Drew Breese, will be crown King of a Mardi Gras parade. There are so many parades. People have come from all over the U.S. just to to boost the saints and to be at Mardi Gras. Whooping and chanting "who dat, who dat won that game." I did not sleep well last night and my mind was twirling. I lived most of my life about one hour from New Orleans and have never been to Mardi Gras. Some people can't believe that. Others come from hundreds of miles away. I never had a desire to go. Sunday night the game was between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. and was played in Miami Fl. The timing of the game made it so easy for churches to get together somewhere and watch the game and talk about "whatever." But not so at our church. The Saints were in their places enjoying the presence of the Lord. We pass about four churches on the way to ours and no one seem to be having services. What a shame that sports come before the Lord. I'm not really into football. I would probably shout for the wrong team. "Dare not do that the "who dat" team." A few minutes after we got home from church we knew who won. Several boys or men were running down the road shouting "who dat,who dat won that game." They will all get those special rings that players strive for. That makes me wonder how many are striving for the final goal? The real Saints of God are in a race to win. We know we are going to win for we have read the last chapter. We will get to cast our crowns at the feet of Jesus and then have a parade around heaven shouting "King Jesus, King Jesus" for as long as we want. And then start all over again. Won't that be a wonderful day? I might not be interested in foot ball or Mardi Gras here~but that parade in heaven~ I don't intend to miss.