For the majority of the world, they have no idea that it’s been over 30 years since they’ve won a Super Bowl. The team has lost more than they’ve won, but this year was different, this year they had quarterback Derek Carr.
Derek is a very open Christian who is first known by those close to him for his love for Jesus. Here’s a video of him sharing part of his testimony and an experience that brought him straight to the feet of Jesus:
Then everything changed on Saturday. Carr took a season-ending injury when an opponent tackled him, landing on his leg and breaking his fibula. Just like that, the playoff-bound team lost their MVP candidate quarterback.
While most people would be angry and justifiably depressed to lose out on so much, Carr showed hope with a powerful tweet that showed just where his hope is:
Thank you to everyone that has been praying for me! Things happen in life that we don’t always understand, BUT I do KNOW this: I serve a God that loves me and this is the ultimate healer!
I am not worried one bit. I will bounce back and be on my fee within no time! Thank you for all of the love that you Raider Nation showed me in that stadium today. I will be back. This is a team sport! So everything WE want is still out there for us!
See y’all soon! God bless and Merry Christmas!
The tweet included a reference to Joshua 1:9, which says: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
While his season may be over, his life definitely isn’t, and what’s even more clear is that he’s going to use that life to share the love of Jesus. That’s the thing about Jesus, it’s hard to get someone down when they realize who they have in Him!