Crazy Money! Super Bowl Money
It’s Crazy Money Day!
Super Bowl LVII is this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Ticketmaster sold tickets ranging from $6,000 up to $27,000. Last year, members of the winning team took home $150,000. Losers received half that. Super Bowl rings are awarded to the winners. These used to be the size of a high school class ring. Now they’re so large that the size and number of diamonds make them worth a lot of money. The value depends on who owns it. Tom Brady’s seven Super Bowl rings share more than 1,000 diamonds and are worth several million dollars. Lawrence Taylor’s ring brought $230,000 at an auction. William “Refrigerator” Perry’s size 25 ring brought $203,000. Patriots safety Je’Rod Cherry raffled his ring in 2008. It benefited charities helping children in Africa and Asia. Tight end Shannon Sharpe, gave his first ring to his brother whose career was cut short by injury.
Christians have a much greater prize! The apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-25) So, enjoy the crazy super bowl game but keep it in perspective. Life here is temporary. One day we’ll stand before the Lord with the hope of hearing “Well done!”
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