Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Strike that! Sorta...

I don't watch a lot of television but there are a few shows that tend to catch my attention. One of those shows deals with lawyers battling it out in a court room. A sneaky and persuasive tactic that one of the lawyers employs is to say something they know will grab the attention of the jury. Although the lawyer is not supposed to say it, they will do it just to get the information out. The judge will then bang their gavel and say, "Please strike that from the record." Which means do not add that statement to the record of the trial. As well, the judge is encouraging the jury to disregard the statement. 

The court reporter can remove what was said, but the jury will have a hard time forgetting what they heard.

Robert Griffin III was seen before a post game press conference wearing a t-shirt by the clothing company, Not of This World. There are several pictures of him with the shirt on that clearly displays the saying kNOw Jesus kNOw peace. By the time the famed quarterback reached the platform to speak, the t-shirt was turned inside out.

According to Fox News, a uniform inspector told RG3 to reverse his shirt because it was not a Nike product. According to CSN, a Redskins representative expressed RG3 personally decided to reverse his shirt to avoid being fined. The NFL has bylaws that define what a player can and cannot wear on game days. RG3 has been previously fined for wearing unapproved labels.

The Bible says, "You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father" Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT).

I believe that RG3 believes in Christ. I also believe that he was right to reverse his shirt even though other players wore unapproved shirts on the platform. Yet, I am boldly confident that nothing can stop the Word of God from being expressed and spread. They can never strike that from the record. Even with the shirt turned inside out - you can still make out the letters. If that isn't good enough, look at all of the publicity this shirt has received because of the circumstance. They may have attempted to mask the message but it still got out. KNOW JESUS KNOW PEACE! I don't know if the quarterback was trying to make a statement but his actions made a difference. He could have changed shirts completely.

We must continue to spread the Gospel and tell His story. 

RG3 went into the locker room with a severe injury but after his MRI on Monday, he has a better report and once healed, will be back on the field. That is another way to show The Light without even saying a word.