Five NFL teams are having their running backs work with a new type of practice football. The “High and Tight” footballs, which cost about $150 each, are designed to help running backs eliminate fumbles. These special footballs emit a beeping sound to let the player know when he is holding the ball correctly. The idea is to cut down on the number of fumbles by teaching the running backs to compress the ball firmly between their forearm and chest with the proper amount of pressure, basically creating a viselike effect.
Early results seem to indicate that the new innovation is serving its purpose. Running backs are fumbling less in practice, and some players and coaches are confident that it will help improve ball security in games.
The Hebrew letter was written to Christians who were in danger of fumbling their salvation. They were encouraged not to abandon their faith in Jesus, but to hold on tight to the hope that they had in him. Hebrews 6:11-12 says, “We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” 12:12 exhorts, “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.”
Don’t ever loosen your grip on Jesus! Hold on tightly to the salvation that we have been given through him!