Yesterday afternoon the Seahawks prevailed over da Bears and looked more like the offensive juggernaut of 2005 than at any time I’ve seen them over the past two years. The offensive was beautiful to watch all day. Perhaps the most beautiful play, though, belonged to the kicker, Josh Brown, who raced down the field on one kickoff and wrastled Bears kick return specialist Devin Hester to the ground like a cowboy grounding a steer. It was a real football play and you usually don’t see that from kickers. Brown is in the battle.
I’m fond of saying that football is a sport where standing around isn’t an option–you’ll get hammered by someone. Unless you’re a kicker. Kickers can be part of the action but stay out of physical trouble.
So, on the spiritual field, which are you? A kicker who likes to minimize contact, or a Josh Brown that is in the fight, eager to hit before being hit? That choice will probably determine how happy and fulfilled you are as a Christian.
Saturday, Sara Brumley had “had enough” of standing around, field goal kicking from the sidelines. She jumped into the Christian contest, baptized on Mercer Island that morning, surrounded by friends, fellow students, parents, and grandparents. She’s in the storm now, full of blessings, full of challenge, but ready, I’m convinced, to do some serious spiritual hitting.