Jesus in Prime Time

It was scary at first. When Chicago started the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown, I almost gave up hope right there. There there were fumbles and more fumbles. The Colts got on track, then Vinatieri shanked a field goal at the end of the half. You saw it – why am I even recapping it?

The second half went a bit more to plan. Colts win 29-17. I cheer, but very quietly at 3:00 am.

In accepting the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Jim Irsay and Tony Dungy both talked sincerely and at length about God. I was most impressed when Jim Nance wanted to focus on Tony being an African-American and Tony wanted to focus on being a Christian.

“But again, more than anything, I’ve said it before, Lovie Smith and I, not only the first two African-Americans, but Christian coaches showing that you can win doing it the Lord’s way. We’re more proud of that.” That was Tony’s sermon from the biggest pulpit on the planet. With one billion viewers worldwide, he reached places with the name of Jesus where the Gospel may otherwise never be heard.

Okay, enough of Christian ethics and morality. Jim Nance quickly moved on to Peyton Manning.

Yes, nice guys do win sometimes. Admittedly, when it came to coaches, that one was in the bag when the Conference Championships were over. He chose to use Jim Irsay and Tony Dungy this time and bring some happiness to Indianapolis and Colts fans wherever they are.

God wins! God wins! Go…….God!


One Response to Jesus in Prime Time

  1. gcw says:

    Yes, we’re pretty pleased back here in Indianapolis. I couldn’t resist when I got up this morning. I had to go online and read the Chicago papers. In a few more days we’ll all be able to get on with our lives. Oh, and now we can justify spending $675 million on a new stadium for the Colts while we have one of the lowest paid police departments in the country and our high school dropout rate is fourth highest in the nation.

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