March Madness is all over television. College basketball to a fan’s delight. I’m not much into basketball. I prefer football, but a lot of people like it. However, I couldn’t help but wonder how nice it would be to see all this excitement over God. Why don’t we have a March Madness for Jesus. How about something like September Sanity?

We should get as excited for Jesus as we do for basketball. Imagine how much more fun church would be if people jumped up and down for the sermon. People will scream and yell when their team scores a point, yet they barely show any emotion at church.

Psalm 100:1-2 reads, Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.  Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. God wants us to shout out for him. He wants to hear we’re excited to be a believer.

Heading into Easter is a prime time to get excited over God’s love. He gave up His Son to die for us. That shows His love. Show Him you’re glad He cared so much that He was willing to make such a sacrifice. Shout it out.

We, as Christians, shouldn’t be quiet about our love for God. It should be something that excites us. We need to walk around with smiles on our faces all the time. There is no greater love than giving one’s life for another. Jesus did that for us. God allowed it to happen.

Now go out there this week with a smile and a song in your heart. Better yet, let that song reach your lips. Every time you think of how much God loves you, shout out “I LOVE YOU TOO.”

And if anyone asks you what you’re doing, just tell them it’s your little bit of March Madness.

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