Amy and I were just talking this morning about how we would love to be baptized in the Jordan River, and then I came upon this awesome story.
NFL quarterback gets baptized in Jordan River during ‘life-changing’ first trip to Israel
During the offseason, one leading NFL quarterback is taking his spiritual life to the next level.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who set records as a rookie and will be going into his third season this fall, was submerged in the Jordan River, the same place the Bible records Jesus was baptized, during his first trip to the Holy Land co-sponsored by America’s Voices in Israel.
“It is simply overwhelming,” Watson explained. “To be baptized in the waters of the Jordan River, sail on the Sea of the Galilee, and visit one of the first towns where Jesus preached his Gospel – I am truly in awe of this wonderful land and the wonderful people who live here.”
From a person who is boycotting the NFL, I saw this article and knew I had to share, since there isn’t much good news on this topic going around.
LOOK: Eagles WR gets baptized at the team’s hotel pool before Panthers game
One of the driving forces of the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles, or at least the unity behind the team’s 4-1 start in 2017, has been faith.
Whether through quarterback Carson Wentz’s infectious vow to play for an “Audience of One” or a collection of Eagles sharing their Christian testimonies by way of their own Bible app devotionals, the team has showcased its band of believing brothers as much as it has a trust in Wentz as the face of the franchise.
And that band of brothers appeared to expand on Thursday, when wide receiver Marcus Johnson shared via Twitter a picture of himself getting baptized in the pool at the team’s Charlotte, North Carolina hotel, surrounded by Eagles teammates.