The last play call by the Seattle Seahawks coaches will definitely go down in sports history as one of the most memorable calls in Super Bowl history. Whether it was the best or the worst call depends on which team you favored.
Another memorable call – with longer lasting importance – was made during a commercial break. In the Carnival Cruise Line commercial we heard the familiar voice of John F. Kennedy saying, “When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”
No matter how poetic the image of humans emerging from the sea, many (including myself) view this as a “wrong call.” God’s Word gives a different account of “from whence we came.”
The LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
You were taken from the ground and you will return to the ground. (Genesis 3:19b)
We will return to the dust and our spirit will return to God who gave it. (Ecclesiastes 12:7)
As in the Super Bowl game, there are differing opinions on whether we came from the sea or from the hands of God who shaped us from the dust of the earth. This call, however, is more important than a Monday morning discussion of creation vs. evolution. This call has personal eternal significance.
Be sure you are taking the side of Truth on this issue.
We have no excuse for making the wrong call.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)
Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com