Op-Ed: Y’all Can Argue Over Whether Jordan Or LeBron Is The GOAT—Just Remember That Jesus Is The LAMB

Hey fam! It’s your fave youth pastor, Evan Lyle here—but as always, you can call me “E-Dawg.” I hope y’all are having a redonkulously good time watching the exciting NBA Finals games. It’s so neat to be able to experience a basketball match-up like this and watch some of the world’s greatest players go toe to toe.

Listen, I know there’s been a lot of discussion throughout this season about whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the GOAT. But I just wanted to redeem the conversation for a minute here and suggest that whoever is the GOAT, the important thing is that we remember that Jesus is the LAMB.

Whoa. I know, right? It’s truly a mind-blowing observation I’ve made.

Let’s really press in on this: our culture is focusing on an empty debate about who should claim the GOAT title, when Jesus has become our sacrificial LAMB, once and for all. I even made a backronym that I’m going to use at Wednesday night devos this week: Lord’s Anointed Messiah Boy. That will help you remember that Jesus is the Lamb of God, and call you to a greater understanding of who He is while your friends talk about secular stuff like basketball.

I hope this helps you have a more gospel-centered time watching the Finals, as you focus on the important things rather than simply enjoying the basketball games for what they are. So whenever your squad starts arguing about who’s the GOAT, turn the conversation around and drop the knowledge that Jesus is the LAMB.

You’re welcome. E-Dawg out!