They’re calling it the “Minnesota Miracle”
If you aren’t a football fan, what happened is this.
The Vikings were trailing the Saints in a playoff game with only ten seconds remaining.
The game was, for all intents and purposes, over.
It was going to be another crushing defeat for a team that has seemed to specialize in crushing defeats over it’s history.
Then what you see in the video happened.
Another defeat became one of the most unexpected victories in NFL history.
Adam Thielen of the Vikings said “that’s a God thing right there”…
Now, I don’t know if God is a Vikings fan (He hasn’t demonstrated such in the past) but Thielen has a point.
It’s a God thing to turn a history of defeat into blessing and victory.
Now, I am a lifelong fan of the Vikings.
Thus, I spent the week before this game accepting the fact that something bad would happen and losing was inevitable.
That’s just the way it goes for us.
Then I realized that that’s how I approach most of life.
The losses have piled up over the years and I have accepted that no matter how hard I try, defeat is inevitable.
The objective now is to deal with defeat with some modicum of dignity.
Then Diggs made this catch…
By the time the next game kicks off, I may believe it happened.
It can happen again…not just in sports,but in life.
We serve a God of promises and even though it seems that the promises have failed before, you’re still in the game.
If you’re breathing, you’re still in the game.
It may seem like the clock is running out on a situation you are in, but the games not over.
Remember Abraham and Sarah…the clock had not only run out, it had rusted and stopped.
The promise of God still produced the miracle of Isaac.
There are promises to you, too.
Hang on to the promises and the Promise Maker in faith, not in preparation for defeat.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever…and he’s a lot better quarterback than Keenum.
Make your own application…