Today’s post isn’t exactly religious because I’m not exactly religious. I don’t really know what I believe or who to believe, but I know there has to be some sort of good out there.
What brought this on is actually sort of silly in a way, at least for those who don’t follow or cherish sports.
If anyone is a football fan, you may have heard or watched a video on the recent Vikings and Saints game.
I’m from Minnesota and pretty much went through 20 years of stress in ten minutes. All my nails got chewed off, I was wrapped up in a blanket like a cocoon in the corner of my couch, and there was nothing I could do to calm down my pounding heart.
Recap: We were down by one with like 20 seconds left, had some incomplete passes, a false start, and all our hopes were shattered… again. That is until Case threw a pass to Diggs and instead of just stepping out of bounds for a chance at a field goal to stop the clock when the other team missed the tackle , Diggs ran into the end zone right as the time expired and we won with a walk off touchdown.
I’m honestly still reeling and this was two days ago.
Anyway, that’s not the point of this post. When asked about the play, both players pointed to God and gave Him all the glory.
Again, while this is heartwarming and humbling for me to watch, I just don’t know where I stand with religion, but what I learned is that God or whatever good force of nature is out there will never give you a chance if you give up.
Those boys played to the literal last second, never giving up, and succeeded.
The chances won’t come if we give up, so I’m not giving up.