Monday, February 05, 2007

Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD

I hope everyone enjoyed the game last night. It was so interesting to watch the media try to analyze and comment on the actions and reactions of both teams' Christian coaches. They apparantly both have stellar reputations, and neither raises their voice. Someone was commenting on Tony Dungy never using a bad word of any kind.

At the end of the game, as they had after they won the semi-finals both the Colt's owner and their coach, Tony Dungy, gave the praise and glory to God. One commentator mentioned how amazing this was, especially in light of the fact that one of his son's had committed suicide just over a year ago. I knew very little about this man, before the Superbowl, but I was reflecting on all of this this morning, and this Psalm came to my mind.

Psalm 40:1-3 NKJV
1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the LORD.

It struck me that even when our praise wasn't exactly in the from of a song, when we praise God it is a testimony to lost souls who may indeed see it, and fear, and trust in the LORD.

This morning I saw a comment by "me" (not me) over at Lindsey's post about the Superbowl. And she had left a link to Tony Dungy's testimony that aired on Family Life Today. You can listen to it


Terri said...

Joe is a HUGE Colts fan :) I was so very pleased to hear TTony and the owner give the praise and glory to God. We were watching it with friends and I got goose bumps and was saying 'Amen' to them TV. How awesome is our God?! I've been asking myself that over & over lately....

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

You know, I was so THRILLED to see him say that after the game. The announcers seemed stunned, didn't they?

I'm often critical of America and the world and think we're losing our heritage; but then, I see things like this and in the same way I think that revival just might break out! :)

Wendy said...

It was awesome to listen to such a public figure, especially right now, giving his testimony and glory to God.