The Baltimore Ravens recently defeated their bitter rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs. After the victory, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was distributing game balls to players who had excelled on the field. Linebacker Terrell Suggs was one of the players chosen for this honor. Suggs had made a remarkable, between the legs interception that helped seal the victory for his team.
Harbaugh said: “We just gave him the game ball for the greatest catch in the history of football. I toss it to him. What happened, do you think? He dropped it. He caught the one that mattered.”
We “drop the ball” quite often in life. Far from perfect, we often sin and fall short of God’s glory. However, we mustn’t drop the ball when it comes to the critical issue of holding on to our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:8-9.