Recently, professional football player for the New Orleans Saints, Demario Davis, shared an inspiring faith-based message at a press event. When, all too often, figures of high status use their position to spout a woke political narrative, Davis elected to speak a Christian message to the media.
Davis opened his message by noting that sometimes people forget that Sunday is the Lord’s Day designated for rest and worship, particularly those who enjoy watching Sunday NFL games. He then shared a recent experience illustrating how God helped his family through a medical emergency.
“On Friday, my daughter, she’s 4 years old, she had her third epilepsy seizure attack,” Davis said to reporters. “She started to foam at the mouth. It was her worst seizure. For 30 minutes, she seized, she wouldn’t come back, and we had to call the paramedics.”
“We got to the hospital, and my wife told me my daughter stopped breathing in the car twice. So I’m, of course, praying,” Davis continued. “They gave her a bunch of medicine, the seizure stopped, she’s laying there, and at this point, you start to fear there could be development issues, it could mess with her brain. You know, she stopped breathing, there was no oxygen to her brain, you start thinking, ‘Could her speech be slurred?’ or worse.”
“So we prayed, and we prayed. My wife and I had to stay overnight at the hospital. In the middle of the night, probably about 3 o’clock, I heard a knock. And the knock was my daughter. I prayed for her. I prayed, ‘God, let this just be an attack from the enemy and let him have overplayed his hand, and let my daughter come back stronger than before.”
Fortunately, Davis’ daughter woke up from the event in her normal state. The linebacker said he gave thanks to God for allowing her to wake up, clearer and sharper than before. Typically, victims of seizures take a couple of days to recover before regaining total functionality.
“And I started saying, ‘Praise God, praise God.’ The next morning, my daughter was just so sharp. … My daughter’s already sharp, but she was sharper than before,” he said.
Davis shared an inspiring message that the Holy Spirit is always present and “knocking.” As faithful Christians, all we must do is answer this call from Jesus, he explains. The professional athlete emphasized the blessing God enacted on his family, giving hope to those who are in need.
“When we leave this game,” Davis continued, “we go back to being regular people. And regular people are living life, and people are waiting for a knock. And the word says Jesus is knocking at the door. All you got to do is get up.”
“The knock at the door was answered, and God came in and did a wonderful work in my family,” Davis said. “The reality is when you see a message that strong, there’s a lot of people who are out there hurting. There’s a lot of people waiting on a knock.”
Davis reaffirmed the mission of Christians in everyday life to spread the good news of the Gospel and bring all those who hear the message to salvation. “That’s what we’re to be doing as Christians, that’s what we’re to be doing as believers, is sharing the Gospel, preach the Gospel,” he explained. “The word says, ‘For I am unashamed of the Gospel. For it’s the power of God to bring salvation to all who believe.’”
“The word says who Jesus is, He’s knocking on the door, all you gotta do is get up.”
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) September 11, 2023
“At the end of the day, that’s what we are to be doing as Christians — is sharing the Gospel. Preach the Gospel.”
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) September 19, 2023
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