We didn’t watch a lot of NFL football on television this past season We had been growing increasingly frustrated with the kneelers and protestors during the National Anthem, and this season was worse than last year. Another reason is our beloved Cleveland Browns are horrible and they ruined any football watching enjoyment. We still love our Browns, but they stink! Anyways, we decided to watch the Playoffs and the Super Bowl.
FLY EAGLES FLY
This year’s Super Bowl did not disappoint! What a game! Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles and to MVP Nick Foles. The best part was after the game when players and coaches thanked Jesus.
Nick Foles, a diehard Christian, knew who to thank first after receiving the honors. “Unbelievable,” Foles said, holding his young daughter. “All the glory to God.” (from the Blaze)
Coach Doug Pederson when asked about his rise from coaching high school football to winning the Super Bowl replied: “I can only give the praise to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity…”
Zach Ertz on what he was thinking when the play was called in the huddle that was his game-winning touchdown catch “Uh, I had better score. I mean, glory to God first and foremost. We wouldn’t be here without him…”
Carson Wentz tweeted “God is so good!!!! World Champions!!!! So proud of this team!!!! Told y’all my boy @NFoles_9 was gonna shine tonight! Well deserved my bro!” #AO1 #flyeaglesfly
Even though regular starting quarterback Wentz did not play the Superbowl he was still thanking Jesus, and uplifting his backup QB Nick Foles. He still took to twitter with “God is so good”
It was so refreshing and uplifting to see these men, who had just won the NFL’s biggest prize on the biggest stage in America humble
themselves to give Praise and honor and glory to their Lord Jesus Christ. For them to acknowledge Jesus first and foremost means that Jesus was not far off in their thoughts. With all the flying and floating confetti, photograph flashes, television cameras and lights, screaming fans, cheering team-mates, Jesus was right there, Jesus was first, front and center.
Matthew 10:23 and Luke 12:8 both talk about "Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
These men are not ashamed of the gospel (see Romans 1:16 ) or giving thanks to the Lord for the great things that He has done (see Psalm 7:17). Psalm 40:5 says “Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.”
If these strong athletes can take time from one of the most important days and events in their lives to confess to the world that they love Jesus, you can bet that they are thanking and praising Jesus for the “little things” all day long also.
Today, that’s what I’m going to do. Everyone I talk to, and everyone that I see I’m going to pretend that I’m up on that championship podium acknowledging Jesus for being my Lord and Savior…won’t you do the same…? Let’s all be champions for Jesus Christ
FLY EAGLE FLY