Last May I had the privilege of serving at an evening filled with real life examples of dedication, love, and humility. It was a celebration of two athletes who shared God’s transforming power in their lives and the journey of learning to live out their faith daily. What a contrast to today’s sports headlines.
Frank Reich, one of the inductees, framed the key to his walk of faith this way; “We have all been watching the news about Osama bin Laden. The other day I saw an interview with a former Navy Seal. He said it is all about the men and the mission. I am here to tell you I feel the same way,” Reich said. “Each one of us has challenges we face all of the time. I am praying every day to find strength and courage through God.” Frank chose to live out his faith daily, and everyone noticed, including Jim Kelly, who gave his life to Christ because of Frank’s example of faith when they played with the Buffalo Bills.
Frank was sharing with over 400 sports fans and professionals, many of whom will likely not be in a church anytime soon.
Together, we are changing lives just like Frank as we live out our faith each day.