Something Bigger

Football!! I love to watch football.  It was a family tradition growing up to watch football on Sundays after church.  We went to the high school games and even the peewee games, too.  I understand the game, can predict what the penalties are by where the flags are thrown, and I might even question the coach’s play selections.  What I didn’t know growing up was how football games have an even more exciting halftime (and pregame)!!  Yes…the marching band!!!!!

I now go to football games for the marching band…I still enjoy the game, but in a different way. Now I am a band mom!  Win or lose, the band has a great time!

My son was so excited to show me the last halftime performance on video that was taken from the roof of the press box. I had been at the performance live so I wasn’t as excited as he was.  But of course, I watched it with him.  I was amazed!  The same performance looked so different from up so high.  I could see all of the formations and see the movement and teamwork needed to make these happen.   I was no longer concentrating on my son, but on the whole band.  I love to watch my son and all that he is doing, but he is part of something bigger.

Philippians 2:3-4 states:

Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves.   Instead of each person watching out for their      own good, watch out for what is better for others.

In the band, each member is part of something bigger. All actions affect other people.   They all must work together and support each other.  We all need to do a better job of working together.  What I do affects other people.  What you do affects other people.

This week, look around and see how your actions affect other people. Can you make little adjustments to make things better for other people?  Watch out for what is better for others!

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