The last couple weeks in Seattle and across the state of Washington have been absolutely amazing. In fact, they have been nothing less than powerful evidence that the Bible is true.
“Hey—what does the Bible have to do with the Seahawks win?”
Have you read Psalm 133 lately? It tells you why the Seahawks tromped the Broncos yesterday. It explains why the likes of Rush Limbaugh called it a horrible game because one team simply didn’t show up.
Yes, this psalm of David is a marvelous word picture of what happens when unity connects people. And let me tell you, the state has been unified about this win. Yes, the team worked diligently and showed up at every game. But they didn’t show up alone! The 12th man showed up!
Actually, I have not seen this kind of unity since 9-11. Yes! Really. Our country came together around a shared grief in 2001 and rightfully so. This time our state came together around a shared belief that a Seattle team could and would win the world championship. Trust me, if you live in Washington State you know it takes a lot of faith to believe a Seattle team will win a world championship!
Okay. Let’s back up. Let’s talk about the 12th man.
12—it has been all over this season in Seattle. The last couple weeks it is everywhere!
So what is so important about 12? Symbolically, the number 12 stands for authority and heavenly government. It stands for things coming into right order. It reminds us of the 12 men who changed the world forever because of one in whom they believed.
12! What does it represent? The people. The 12th man.
So take a look at Psalm 133 and you will see biblical truth with demonstrated proof at the Super Bowl yesterday with all of Washington State cheering on! Now that is really good news!
Psalm 133 says in verse 1: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.”
Unity has reigned in Seattle and across the state this month! Trust me, I’m a life-long resident of Washington State, born and raised east of the mountains. I’ve spent my adult years on the westside–or the coast as people on the other side say. Rarely do we come together about anything! Anything! We did with this team!
Pop down to the last verse, verse 3—you really don’t need a lot of verses to explain the benefits of unity.
“For there the Lord bestows his blessing…”
Seattle was a shoe-in to win! Denver had no chance.
God commands a blessing when bros live together in unity. The opposition caves when unity triumphs. Unity is a non-stoppable force! Selah!
The “12” brothers (and the sisters) have been living in a lot of unity in Seattle and across the state lately!
Touch Down! Seahawks! Touch Down! Holy Bible!
Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!