The National Football League had its share of controversy this year… especially as dozens of players refused to stand for the national anthem throughout the season.
But last night’s dramatic Super Bowl in Minneapolis wasn’t just a big win for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a HUGE win for believers everywhere – all thanks to a football superstar who had a very simple prayer before the game.
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz scored the game-winning touchdown with just 2:25 left in the Super Bowl.
But it’s what Ertz, a devout Christian, said before the game that has people talking about a miracle (just don’t expect to hear about this from the mainstream media).
While many players for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles were dreaming of glory, riches, and maybe a trip to Disney World, Ertz had another wish.
He was praying that the Super Bowl, America’s largest sports stage, gave him a platform to bring more people back to God.
“Our number one goal on this earth is to make disciples,” Ertz said in an interview with Sports Spectrum. “So faith in football this Sunday is huge, it’s a platform… that we have to draw people to the Word, to Jesus, it’s something we don’t take for granted by any means. It’s obviously a responsibility, but we love it. We want to draw people to Christ.”
Ertz wanted to increase his profile at the Super Bowl because he thought it would improve his ability to share his faith and create more Christian disciples.
And with 2:25 left in the fourth quarter, it looks like Ertz’s prayer was answered.
Ertz had arguably the most dramatic play of the game, when he dove across the goal line to put the Eagles up for good.
The Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl by a score of 41-33.
Ertz’s heroic touchdown will be shown and remembered for years – and he hopes it gives him a chance to talk about his faith.
Don’t expect the anti-religion media to talk much about Ertz’s faith or his Super Bowl miracle.
But that doesn’t matter. It looks like Ertz knows exactly what to do with this opportunity.