Not many players still do that. But on Saturday I watched the Ole Miss/ Alabama game. I'm not proud of this, but almost always I cheer against Alabama. One shouldn't go against someone, Jesus does teach us to love everyone. And honestly it's not that I'm against Alabama per se, it's just that they have felt the victory many times before, so I'm all for spreading the love around. So Ole Miss had them pretty much where they wanted them most of the game, I felt pretty confident they would get the win. Then Alabama started coming back, those guys just don't give up. Part of me was glad. I didn't like seeing them run over and their fans all in the dumps. So Alabama in the last quarter pulled it back into a one touchdown game and they had the ball. It was anyone's game and I love games that go down like that... well unless it is OU playing, then I hate such scenarios. But since it was not my team, I was just an interested bystander seeing how the game would end. And Ole Miss held on to their win and here came the interviews. They go to the coach and ask about the last plays of the game. He gives glory to God. (What? A coach gives God the praise and gratitude for how the game went.) I have watched many football games and that has to be the first that comes to mind where I have seen that. Many coaches are God fearing men, they just don't proclaim it unashamedly to the world in such manner. Once more I was impressed.
In three days, my son comes home. He has been sharing the word of God with any soul who would stop to listen. He has been gone two years, living mostly on Navajo reservations eating bowl after bowl of mutton stew, loving the people, and sharing with them unashamedly the gospel of Jesus Christ. He isn't on a football field with a microphone proclaiming to millions of fans his love for God. But his contribution is no less grand. He saved his own money about $10,000 to pay for the two year mission. He studied, he prepared and he left behind schooling and his family and friends to go serve the Lord. And he is not alone, thousands of young people make this decision every year to put their lives on hold and go and serve a mission for the Lord. These young people impress me.