Last night the KC Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13. This is a rivalry that has been going on longer than I’ve been alive and certainly longer than the 17 years I’ve been living in Kansas City.
Due to the New Life women’s Christmas party at our house, the boys and I were assigned to the basement….to watch the game. I love it when that happens :).
With the recent demise of my Minnesota Vikings, I have been paying closer attention to our beloved KC Chiefs. That big win in Denver was pretty incredible and now with a win over the conference leading Raiders…the Chiefs are on pace for a first round bye and possible home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
There was one point in the game where I think I got goosebumps. The Chiefs were winning 14-3 and the Raiders had to punt. After a fourth down penalty they were forced to punt again…
Tyreek Hill fielded the punt and it didn’t take long to realize he.could.go.all.the.way. He ran 78 yards for a touchdown.
Alex Smith had this to say, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen what happened tonight, I’ve never seen a stadium chanting a guy’s name like that and then he houses it (touchdown return). It gave me chills on the sideline. The whole stadium is chanting his name and then he answers. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen, for sure.”
Whether you are the starting quarterback or a dad “stuck” with his kids in the basement, that run-back was a reason for CELEBRATION!
The boys and I exchanged high fives along with the players and probably anyone near KC that had some red on last night.
As awesome as that moment was for the KC Chiefs and fans, this time of year, there is more than football to give us a reason to celebrate. Perhaps the greatest reason for celebration in the history of the world is the Baby that was born in a manger.
This Sunday, James Cottier a Teaching Elder here at New Life will bring a sermon from Luke 2:8-20 about the Shepherds and the Angels and their celebration at the birth of the Messiah. This is our third week in our Advent Series as we prepare to celebrate the Coming of our Savior.
I hope to see you on Sunday so we can celebrate a Chiefs win and more importantly the birth of Jesus together!