YES, TOM BRADY, THERE IS MORE
In an interview with Steve Croft on the television news magazine 60 MINUTES in 2005, the New England Patriot’s quarterback, TOM BRADY , had just won his third Super Bowl ring.
That notwithstanding, he expressed the feeling that it was not enough, that something was missing….that “there has to be more.“
In fact, there was. A lot more. In addition to three more Super Bowl rings he won the hand of a world class beauty and became the father of two healthy children.
He joins the ranks of those who, even in their own eyes have achieved more than they ever thought possible….and who seem to have it all.
But do they? It is quite amazing the number of people who have reached the top rung of the ladder, who seem to “have it all” but who still have a feeling that something is missing.
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”
“Yes, Mr. Brady, there IS more.
But the “more” to which you are referring is not any created thing….it is a relationship. It is THE most beautiful, life-giving, life-transforming relationship possible. It is the ultimate reality. It is the ultimate relationship.
Having been reared Catholic Tom, it is a relationship you may have been taught was only possible through a Priest. In one sense, before Christ, that was true. But today, this priest is not another human being. It is the Son of God, Himself.
Your astonishing skill with a football gives you immediate, direct access to almost any person or place who knows of it. That is something YOU have accomplished for yourself, your family, and your team.
What Jesus Christ did on the Cross of Calvary, gives you (and anyone who believes in Him) immediate and direct access to God Himself. That is something HE accomplished, for you and for me. He is now your Priest, the only one you will ever need.
“There must be more?”
Yes, Tom Brady, there IS more. And until you experience IT…..IT is “MORE” than you can ever believe is possible.
You ask, “what is this….’ IT ’”?
“IT”, is a beautiful, life-giving, and life-transforming relationship with your Creator through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The “MORE” that you suspect is there, IS there….indeed. But it is not where you would normally look.
It is in the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 10, where Jesus said:
“I came that you might have LIFE , and have “ IT”…..MORE ABUNDANTLY! ”
OH! REALLY? Hmm…
“For what more has the wise man than the fool if his soul is not satisfied.”
(Lamentations 6:7 & 8)