1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, 2 that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. 5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.
6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us. 7 May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.
I had breakfast one morning with Dick Vitale. You know who Dick Vitale is, don’t you? “HE’S AWESOME, BABY!” He is a basketball commentator/analyst who shows up at big college basketball games. He is loud, obnoxious, and loved or hated by the fans. He used to be a coach himself for a couple high school teams, the University of Detroit, and for a short time the Detroit Pistons.
I had breakfast with him one December down in Florida at Siesta Key. The restaurant was known as the place Dickie V would often frequent. Sure enough, when we were seated, he was at the next table. It was kind of like being in the presence of royalty – don’t speak unless you are spoken to! He had a large table to himself, covered with newspapers. It was from this site that he often called in to various sports radio shows for his insight.
While he was busy on the phone, I gave my camera to my wife and told her to take my picture. Leaning back in my chair, with Dickie V in the background, I got my picture with him.
Yes, I had breakfast with Dick Vitale. He doesn’t remember, but I do. It was awesome, baby!
Who do we revere? Who do we hold in high standard?
Here is the wonderful thing about God (there are a LOT of wonderful things but let me mention this one) – God remembers. God knows. God loves. The one whom we revere is not one who is far off, unattainable, unapproachable. Our God is an AWESOME God who doesn’t wait us to come to God – instead God comes to us. God blesses us, saves us, forgives us, and loves us. THAT is AWESOME!
Yes, it was pretty cool to “have breakfast” with Dickie V. It is really awesome to know I have every day with my Lord and my God.
May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him.
Let us pray: Almighty God, how awesome you are. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. We praise your name, and we revere you. Thank you for all your blessings upon us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.