Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blaming God for a dropped ball

By now you probably have heard about Buffalo Bills receiver, Steve Johnson blaming God for his dropped pass in overtime this past Sunday. Here's the play:




Johnson was understandably distraught after the game and tweeted the following:

"I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO..."

The next day he explained his tweet by saying he was just upset and crying out to God. Fair enough. He's a young, passionate, competitor. Still though, his statement blaming God spread rapidly on various news media outlets and various blogs, especially Christian ones.

Here's my take- yes Steve, God did make you drop that pass.

Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever.

Ephesians 1:11 ...we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will...

Daniel 4:35 (in KJV because I like how it sounds) ...And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, but He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off His hand or say to Him, `What hast Thou done?'

Now let's all move on.

5 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Or from a human perspective God is a Steelers fan ; )

Zach said...

I'll bet your disappointment as a Bills fan was tempered by your Calvinism. As the ball slipped through Johnson's hands, I imagine your muttering: "Whew! I'm glad that's over!" :)

Perry said...

I know this is your blog. But, in other Christian circles the player dropped the ball, based on his own frail, imperfect, sin-prone humanity. However, I would go on record that in some instances, however God works it, He can, He has and He would make some players drop a ball.

Woody Woodward said...

The NFL had already taken it off. But have to think maybe, this ego crazed guy must have trained under Carl Peterson and played alongside Larry Johnson? This maybe is the ultimate ignorance of arrogance. But I think worse, those “show-crazed” attention seeking super heroes, those “see how great I am” Christians that verbally and publicly thank God for making that super play.
Blessed are those quiet Christians that testify publically, “I thank God for giving me the ability to do great things, all for His glory, all for His honor and praise!”

M J Mounts said...

As hard-nosed Steeler fans, Mr. Johnson should be aware that there are more of us than there are of them (Bills' fans). Obviously our prayers were answered. PTL