Pat and Greg are on the program talking about Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and the record he just broke! Pat has been a fan of the Saints since he was a child and he has stayed true to the team. Drew just broke the passing record for yardage throwing over 72,000 total yards! It was such a great victory that in the middle of the game, they stopped and celebrated! His wife and children came out to congratulate Drew, and he hugged his kids and told them, “You can do anything as long as you are willing to work for it.” You can see that he loves his children and he also loves the Lord!
Drew is a genuine man and father, and he shares his testimony. “I felt like I was a kid who was raised well. Who had respect for others, trying to always do the right thing. I was a good student, and yet my life did revolve around sports…I remember a moment, my junior year of high school; I played for West Lake High School. We were one of the top five A schools in the state of Texas, on our way to winning a state championship, I was the quarterback for the football team, and I remember I came up after a play with a torn ACL and MCL which at the time was a devastating injury. I thought that my career was over, I had seen many of my friends go through that same injury, and I’d never come back the same…this attitude of feeling sorry for myself. And what do I have to live for now? My life revolved completely around sports. That’s really how I formed my identity up to that point. Here I am five weeks after that, again, it’s my junior year of high school, right around my seventeenth birthday. I remember I was sitting in church, First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas…I was sitting there that Sunday which up to that point I went to church because my Dad was going to church, my brother and I would go to Sunday school, and I was there for the donuts and to hear the cool stories. We would sit in the main church and my brother, and I would just mess around the whole time and not really pay attention. But for some reason this Sunday was different. Again, for five weeks I had been on crutches feeling sorry for myself, sports had been my identity and I was sitting there asking myself is this really what life is all about? At that moment I am sitting there listening to our pastor speak about God looking for a few good men to lead. And at that moment Jesus reached in and grabbed my heart and made me feel like I’m one of those few good men. My life was transformed after that. That very calming influence came over me, and I knew that God had a plan for me. Whether it involved sports or not it didn’t matter, I was being called to live my life for Him, and that gave me great peace. From then on I knew that I was always going to trust in God’s plan.” Drew shares one of his favorite verses, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV
This testimony is powerful! It is great to see someone in the spotlight openly sharing his faith shining the light of Jesus in the Entertainment Mountain. We are thankful for Drew being a light. We want to hear from you, you can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and Pat shared in this segment.