Let’s Hype the Hope

Published 6:37 am Saturday, March 24, 2018

By Demetrius Moffett


March Maddness is in full swing.

There were an estimated 18 million plus brackets that were submitted to the ESPN Bracket Challenge. People from all walks of life took the time to fill out a bracket hoping that they would have enough correct picks to win the challenge.

Once the field was cut to 64 teams, the process to the championship was set.

Every bracket has been filled out based on faith with the hopes they would be successful with their predictions.

Then Thursday came and the hope turned into hype.

People took off work, left work, call in sick from work. Set up three and four tv’s to catch every minute of each game to embrace the manifestation of the revelation of the hype of the tournament.

How do I know? Because I’m one of those who gets excited about March Madness.

To see the expressions on the faces of the young men and women when they hear their colleges announced.

They just excited about making to what has been deemed the “Big Dance.”

When it comes to salvation, the receiving of the invitation to the Big Dance in heaven, I believe we have hope, but do we have the hype? These next few weeks will be filled with so much enthusiasm that no matter where teams finish, they embellish the fact of making it in.

Coaches recruit players in hopes of receiving this invitation.

This caused me to take a look at my recruiting techniques. Am I just looking to recruit to fill the team or am I recruiting to help others to experience the hope and hype of receiving the invitation to the Big Dance? God wants everyone to experience the invitation to the dance. I believe the problem lies within the selection process.

The selection committee for the NCAA only has 68 slots and each year a team fills they got snubbed based on some man-made criteria.

John said he saw a number no man could number. God says all welcome.

Let’s not make the same mistake as the selection committee. Everyone is worthy of receiving an invitation, we just have to be hyped about inviting and hope they are receptive.

We have a hope within our soul brighter than the perfect day.

God has given us His Spirit and He wants the world to hear it, all our doubts are passed away. Let’s Hype the Hope