Today in our Sunday paper was an article about the new Dallas Cowboy stadium that was just finished this past summer. This new state of the art stadium cost 1.15 billion dollars (plus) to build. The video screen alone was an estimate of 40 million dollars. 40 million dollars to show replays of the game.
Would you let that sink in for just a minute?
I don’t know about you, but that embarrasses me. It embarrasses me to live in a country where people are complaining daily about the economy- but yet we can still spend 1.15 billion dollars on a football stadium.
It embarrasses me that we, as a country, are aware that there are people starving and dying of illness that we now consider chronic but treatable, and yet we continue to turn our backs- and look towards the game field instead.
It embarrasses me that people say that they have had to cut back on their ‘giving’… and yet somehow find a way to purchase tickets to that game.
This new stadium holds up to 100,000 people…and people are purchasing those tickets.
One article stated that the average family of four will spend over $700 at one game by simply purchasing the $149 seats in the highest desk, paying $40 to park, buying souvenirs and then consuming 4 burgers, nachos, one popcorn and a few soft drinks.
I love football.
I am even guessing God probably loves football. He more than likely delights in watching his people playing and enjoying the game. But what I think God has a problem with is us putting other things (football included) above Him.
I think God has a problem when someone is eager and willing to pay $149 for a seat to the game, but is unwilling to give $25 a month to sponsor a child...
Can you just image the kind of world we would live in if we all decided to spend 1.15 billion dollars on God’s kingdom instead of the football kingdom?
Can you just imagine the kind of world we would live in if we all decided to give $149 towards feeding the hungry instead of over feeding ourselves at the game?
Can you just image the kind of world we would live in if we all were as excited about winning souls as we were about winning the game?
So can I ask you a favor? Could you stop what you are doing right now and pray...
Pray with me for all of the families who are working so hard to come up with the money for their adoption and pray for the child(ren) they are trying to bring home. And then would you also please pray for the children and families God wants to touch through the Pass It Forward Adoption Fund?
The need is so huge… there are so many precious families out there right now that I know about who are trying to adopt...some I know personally, some just through blogs, and many of them are really struggling. God has called them to adopt, they have stepped up to the plate and said yes to God…. Yet they are facing huge number signs- and it is a scary place to be.
Can you pray with me that we can become that stadium full of fans who will cheer them on?
Can you pray with me that we will invest into these families more than we would be willing to pay for a seat at the Dallas Cowboys football game?
Can you pray with me that we would search inside ourselves and really be honest about where our priorities are lining up with Gods?
Will you be a part of the team that works together to win this one for these families- win this one for God?
Because after all, He wrote the greatest play book of all.