There's one thing that's as certain as death and taxes: The Vikings won't be winning Super Bowl LVII. It's really tough to win a game you won't be playing in :)
That wasn't such a certainty earlier this season. I was at a pastor's conference, and we were sitting around a table discussing all sorts of non-pastor stuff. The Vikings had gotten off to a good start, so one of the pastors asked, "Could this be the year the Vikings win the Super Bowl?"
Everyone weighed in with their opinion on the subject while I just listened. (I used to be a big fan, but I haven't paid much attention to the Vikings since the days of the infamous "Love Boat.") But when the guy next to me asked, "How about you Dave? What do you think?" Well, I really didn't have to put much thought into it: "Nope. Not gonna happen."
The pastor who asked the question was surprised that I was so absolutely sure about this and had to find out what I was basing my certainty on: "Really?! Why not?"
"Well, everyone knows 'The Vikings will win the Super Bowl when hell freezes over.' And you - of all people - should know: Hell doesn't freeze over!" :)
I tried to save them from the inevitable angst that was to come! But sometimes, you just need to learn the hard way :)
Pastor David Dauk