Reaching an Unlikely Goal

On November 8, 1970, there was a hard-fought NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions. The game was close, and it came down to the final seconds to see who would win. The crowd gasped as they realized that the Saints were going to try a field goal of sixty-three yards! This feat had never been accomplished in the history of the league.

Who was the man who ran onto the field to attempt this record-setting kick? It was Tom Dempsey, a man who had no fingers on his right hand, no toes on his right foot, and only half of his kicking foot. When Tom Dempsey kicked that ball he not only made football history, he encouraged countless people who were facing various kinds of adversity. Dempsey saw an obstacle, but he refused to allow it to sideline him. He took advantage of this opportunity and emerged victorious.

“…If God is for us, who can be against us?”—Romans.8:31.

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