Along with the big game itself, the Super Bowl offers a platform for Christian athletes to share their faith. Chiefs offensive linemen Stefen Wisniewski talked about his relationship with Jesus with Jason Romano from Sports Spectrum.
He was unemployed from the time he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles until he was picked up by the Chiefs.
“It was really humbling being fired, being on the couch,” Wisniewski states.. “I really think God was testing me and trying to teach me humility, just to depend on him. At the end of the day, my football success is only because God has given it to me. I love Job 1:21, ‘naked I came into this world, naked I will depart. The Lord gives the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.’”
Wisniewski talked about what this verse from Job means to him.
“I came into this world with nothing,” he said. “I’m going to leave this world with nothing. Everything I have while I’m here is a gift from God. When it’s taken away from you is when you remember that.
“We can start to think it’s us when things are going well for a while. I think that’s why God gives us trials like that, to help us remember it’s all from him and through him, and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever.”
The veteran lineman talked further about God’s sovereignty over all things.
“At the end of the day, it’s been amazing to see that God can do whatever he wants,” Wisniewski said. “We can forget that sometimes, right? While we’re waiting we’re like, ‘ah, God, what are you doing?’ But he can do whatever he wants. He’s all powerful. At the end of the day, it’s our job to humble ourselves before him, follow him, obey him and wait for his timing. His timing is always perfect.”
This will be Wisniewski’s second Super Bowl after playing for Philadelphia’s championship team in 2017.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice