USA soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard made Americans proud with his saves in the recent Brazil World Cup. But Howard is not just a world-renown goalkeeper; he is also a faithful Christian. In an interview with Campus Crusade, he said, “The most important thing in my life is Christ. He’s more important to me than winning or losing or whether I’m playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus. All praise be to God.”
While Howard played for Manchester United, he assisted with a church youth group. “The best time for me is when I see a breakthrough in them. To see them get a grasp of what God and Christ really mean,” he said. In an article for Athletes in Action, Howard wrote:
“Today, I am blessed to be living a dream. And yet, if it all went away tomorrow, I know I would still have peace. That probably sounds crazy to most people, but that’s the kind of peace Christ gives. It is rooted in His love, and it surpasses all understanding. You can experience this same sense of love and peace, too. All you have to do is ask for it.”
Source: Christian Headlines
BIBLE STUDY: Hebrews 12:1-3
PRAISE: God that Christians in sport can be of great service in Christ’s kingdom. Pray for Howard and many others like him, that they may be faithful.