I like, really like, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. Not only is he an amazing athlete, he’s an even more amazing Jesus-follower.
I’ve written before about Russell’s reaction after losing in Super Bowl 49. It’s nice to see that he still appears to be the Godly man.
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Jump forward to this year’s NFC Divisional play-off game against the Atlanta Falcons. The winner would advance to the NFC Championship game and, if you know even just a little bit about football, then you know, that’s just one game away from the Super Bowl!
Unfortunately the game didn’t go the way I hoped. Seattle lost. Final score: Atlanta 36, Seattle 20. Russell had a good game, but not his greatest. Despite throwing for over 225 yards and 2 touchdowns – he also threw 2 costly interceptions.
Now, here’s the part I admire. Just minutes after losing the game and ending the season, this is what Russell tweeted to his 2.8 million followers:
Short. Sweet. Powerful.
God is good.
Look, I will never ever be the athlete Russell is. Not even close. But I can tap into that same God-presence and be grateful regardless of what life throws at me.
In my lifetime, I will win and I will lose. But regardless of the outcome that life throws at me, God remains faithful and true. He is, and always will be, God!
Yes, Russell, I agree…”the best is ahead!’