The National Football League has remained a controversial subject matter as players continue kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. However, one football star changed up the game when he knelt on the field in prayer instead of protest.
New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr., one of the top wide receivers in the league right now, recently suffered a serious injury. Last season, he broke his ankle and was forced to abruptly end his playing time in October, reported ESPN.
This year, OBJ was able to participate in preseason activities and even start in the Giants’ season-opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Beckham Jr. suffered a loss on the field in his first official game back, he is winning at life — and he’s giving all of the glory to God.
Following his return to professional football, OBJ captivated the nation with a powerful photo displaying his love and gratitude to God. OBJ credits God for the quick and smooth healing of his ankle injury.
“Lord, I come to you at this time... not to ask you for anything... but just to say Thank You,” OBJ wrote in an Instagram post.
“Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. God I can’t thank u enough for completely puttin me back together and givin me another opportunity,” the star wide receiver said in an earlier post. “It’s OUR time.”
OBJ has been much more open about his faith after getting baptized in Jerusalem over the summer. See photos from OBJ’s international trip below. Please note: click on the right arrow of the photo album to scroll through all of the pictures.
Praise God! It is so wonderful to see Him working through such prominent names in American culture.
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