Did God Orchestrate the “Minnesota Miracle”?

The Minnesota Vikings only had a 4% chance of beating the New Orleans Saints when they had the ball at their own 39-yard line with 10 seconds left. The improbable happened on an amazing throw and catch for a last-second 61-yard touchdown that earned the Vikings a trip to the NFC Championship game.

The “Minneapolis Miracle” left one of the Vikings players to proclaim, “That play right there was God.” 

Stefon Diggs catches the winning TD pass from QB Casey Keenum. (Photo: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Not sure if God cares who wins and loses, but the Bible does give us three principles to bring honor to God: 

1. Be READY for the opportunity: The Vikings practiced that play every week.

Timothy 2:21 (NLT) says, “If you keep yourself pure…you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.”

2. Make the MOST of the opportunity: The Vikings executed the play with perfection.

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NLT) says, “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity…”

3. Leverage the success of the opportunity to SPEAK UP for God: The players involved in the play publicly honored God.

Colossians 3:17 (NLT) says, “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord, giving thanks through him to God the father.”

Bring honor to Christ in every aspect and activity of daily living. When a God moment comes in your life, are you ready to allow God to use you for his noblest purposes?

WinX2 – Winning on and off the field through a relationship with GodRemember, “The real issues in life are spiritual.”


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