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Rev. Franklin Graham is taking a side in Sunday’s playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys — the side of a quarterback who puts God first.
In a post on his Facebook page, Graham cited the saga of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, who not only rose to the occasion when he stepped in due to injuries, he surpassed all expectations.
In his post, Graham noted that the Iowa State graduate “was the very last player chosen in the draft last year, a spot known as ‘Mr. Irrelevant.’ Well, he’s now definitely Mr. Relevant since stepping in after an injury to the starting 49ers QB and leading them to seven straight wins. He gives all the credit to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Graham said what Purdy does on the field is nothing compared to what he says about his faith.
He posted a quote from Purdy that read, “Every time I play—no matter what happens—I want others to see God through my actions. Every time I step on the field I want to bring Him glory. Even when we lose, I point to God and thank Him for the opportunity. Everything happens for a reason; it’s all a lesson from the Lord. It’s a game, it’s not my life.”
“Now that’s a winning game plan for life. You can be sure I’ll be rooting for him this weekend!” Graham wrote.
Purdy has sidestepped the praise that has come his way for stepping in on Dec. 4 and leading the 49ers to the divisional round playoff with Dallas.
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