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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thank God for winning and losing

Tebow in 2012   (Photo by Clemed)
David Whitley of the Orlando Sentinel makes a valid point about those athletes who publicly thank God after games.

Whereas it might seem as though they are thinking that God roots for one team over another, or that God is a sports fan,
Whitley offers another interpretation.

Perhaps they are thanking God for all that came before these shining moments.  All the wins, but also all the losses…  As Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson explained:  I’ve been through a lot in life and had some ups and downs.  It’s what led me to this day.

Quarterback Tim Tebow, who is certainly not shy about public demonstrations of faith, “has repeatedly said he believes God doesn’t care who wins.”

Greenbay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers concurs, saying:  I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome.  He cares about the people involved…


Copyright September 27, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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