Feb 4, 2007

love wins

In light of my post "a confession," I am again reminded of God's goodness in tonight's Super Bowl game. Perhaps you already know this (spoiler alert in case you don't) but the Bears - my favorite - didn't win the game. What I was most thankful for, though, was the glory that God was given by the coach, owner, and players of the Colts. That team has really operated in a classy manner this year and have given God the steering wheel in many ways - from an agreement that there would be no yelling or swearing from head coach Tony Dungy to the faithful players who were found praying on the field at the end of the game.

As Dungy put it before hand (talking about he and Coach Lovie Smith of the Bears, "No profanity, no intimidation, just helping his guys the best he can—and that's the way I try to do it. I think it's great that we're able to show the world not only that African-American coaches can do it, but Christian coaches can do it in a way that we can still win."

Here's a short excerpt from his post-win interview:
"I tell you what, I'm proud to be representing African-American coaches, to be the first African-American coach to win this. It means an awful lot to our country. But again, more than anything, I said it before, Lovie Smith and I, not only the first two African-Americans, but Christian coaches showing you can win doing it the Lord's way. We're more proud of that."
Although I've been pulling for my Chicago home team to pull it off, my real prayer has been that the outcome that would give God the most glory would come out on top. Both men seem to have a solid relationship with Jesus Christ, so let's celebrate that collective win together!

"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised." (Job 1:21b)


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Thurman8er said...

I was struck by the spirit of the coaches and players yesterday too. Peyton Manning strikes me as a guy with real faith who tries to live it out. It's rare to see a football player with class and dignity these days.