Sunday, November 20, 2016

Devotion 11.21.16

So, Tony Romo stood before the press last week and delivered his simple statement:  Dak is the starter.  I am not.  Dak deserves it.  Dak earned it.  Dak "Roger, Troy" Prescott is the new quarterback for Dallas and is their deliverer, their redeemer.  To hear the Cowboy faithful talk, Dak has righted the ship that was listless for so long and put them on their rightful path to a championship.

Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboy owner, has a "however" to add to this story.  That "however" is Tony Romo.  Tony and Jerry have formed a bond that is unexplained (at least I've not found a story or article that describes their relationship beyond owner and player).  Jerry, even after Tony said Dak was the starter, said Tony will play for a Super Bowl winner as the QB.  Odd, with Prescott's success, to declare that Tony still has it even though he hasn't taken a snap in the regular season as Dallas enjoys a successful season unlike any they've seen in a long time.

In the era in which the success on the college field doesn't necessarily transfer to the NFL, especially at the QB position, Dak has demonstrated that he picked up where he left off at Mississippi State, even as a rookie this year.  Coupled with the other rookie in the backfield, Ezekial Elliott, Dallas has a potent offense and a great record thus far.

The people of Israel were looking for their deliverer as well, in a more serious vein than NFL football.  The man who would be the next David, that young unassuming man who became a man after God's own heart.  Their deliverer would not come with Dak's or David's credentials though.  He would come in a lowly state and not be recognized by those who were anticipating the messiah to deliver them.

We can be like the nation of Israel, looking for our redeemer and deliverer and often times forgetting to turn to our Lord and Savior.  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believers in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." 

Pray that we share the good news of this savior, this redeemer, with the world, not to condemn it, but to offer that saving grace that Christ gives.

Hope Men's Ministry

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