If you didn’t see it live, check out the highlights of the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Super Bowl, engineered by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
I’m no Patriots fan, but what Brady did—rallying his team from a 25-point deficit in the final quarter and a half—was an almost-super-human feat.
But only “almost.” A perfect 30 yard pass in the face of a 300 pounder trying to crush you is really no more extraordinary than a beautiful song, a perfectly engineered tool, or a simple act of human compassion.
As the psalmist wrote, “What is man that thou art mindful of him . . . yet thou hast made him little more than angels and crowned him with glory.”
The Super Bowl is an extraordinary stage. But William Shakespeare was right—all the world is a stage. And we’re its players. Our creativity, our kindness, innovation, our words, our courage, and endurance can all reflect the glory of the creator in Whose image we are made.