What The Stanford Loss Means For Your Relationship With God

My friend Trent blogged today about the kicker from Stanford who missed not one, but two field goals to give OSU a chance to win the Fiesta Bowl last night. As is usual with Trent, he found a theological and pastoral angle on the story.  Here is a snippet from it:

Jordan Williamson is the kicker for the Stanford Cardinal football team.  Here’s to hoping this morning that he still has a job.  The poor kid from Austin, Texas, missed not one but two key field goals last night in the Fiesta Bowl, leaving the door open for the Oklahoma State Cowboys to win with a field goal in overtime.

One of the shots that ESPN put on TV was of Williamson hanging his head on the bench.  No teammate around him.  Alone.  Shamed.  Grieving.

I know that feeling.

For the 186th time, I’ve messed up.  For the 45th time that week, I’ve promised God I was going to do something and failed.  For the 12th time that day (or hour?) I’ve fought against sin and seemed to come out on the losing end.

Read more via Thinking Thoughts: On the foot of a freshman.

About Doug Hankins

Although not a Christian in his youth, Doug came to believe in Jesus during his teenage years. When not playing sports or pastoring Doug is probably spending time with his wife, reading a good book, or drinking some hot tea. Doug's first book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available wherever books are sold. You can follow Doug on twitter.
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