We love football at our house! Over the years I have rooted for many teams but NEVER for the Atlanta Falcons. A few years ago their star quarterback, Michael Vick, got into a mess, lost his starting position, and went to prison. Since I wasn't a Falcon fan, I didn't think much of it, until God placed it upon my heart to pray for this young man.
As his career was taking off, his life turned into a mess. Investigations, accusations, finger pointing, guilty, a prison sentence.
For whatever reason this Christian mom was led by God to pray for him many times over the next few years. I focused on three things:
1. That God would capture his heart & life.
2. That God would turn his mess into a message of 2nd chances.
3. That God would give him another chance to play football for Him.
He began to turn his life around, got out of prison, and this past football season he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
This morning my 13yr old son, Joshua, had a school basketball game. One of the other team players is a cousin of Michael Vick...and guess who showed up at the Jr High boys game? Guess who went into the locker room with the boys afer the game.? Guess who had their picture taken with the team?
Michael Vick. He was kind and gracious to the these 12 & 13yr old boys.
Joshua, the sports fan that he is, was thrilled and excited.
As for me, I was encouraged to keep on praying for people. Sometimes while I'm waiting in line at Walmart, I pray for the people in line and other times I pray for the people on the magazine covers. A small part to play in the grand story called life.
God hears. God saves. God delivers. God changes peoples hearts & lives.
Every once in awhile I get a glimpse of His plan...
Praying without ceasing,