The World Is Watching

Tonight's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles is really more than a sporting event. It is a cultural phenomenon. It is the most-watched television event of the year with hundreds of millions of viewers just in the United States.

This game is just one of those moments when the world pays attention.

How would you feel if you knew that hundreds of millions of people were watching you?
Think about that. How would that impact you?

Some of the best athletes and musicians in the world have been totally thrown off because they know that the world is watching. Other times, we see them step up to the challenge and give incredible performances that literally rock the world.


Look at what it says in Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT):

14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Jesus says that our lives are a light that cannot be hidden, and that the way we live is a message to the world about Him. The world is watching us because we are the light of the world.

If you follow Christ, then you’re already in the game. The world is watching. Your life is a light that cannot be hidden, and that the way you live is your message to the world about Jesus.  


This blog is based on a devotional that I wrote for Download Youth Ministry.
You can check it out here.
Tim Wildsmith