|Reggie Bush gives back Heisman Trophy|
Yet again college sports are tainted with misdoing, corruption and illegal dealings. Because of these ill will endeavors, The University of Southern California has decided to rub out the legacy of former running back Reggie Bush.
“The school will remove jerseys, photographs and all awards that Bush won during his career. They have also decided to remove Bush’s Heisman Trophy that sat next to other USC greats such as O.J. Simpson, Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, Marcus Allen, and Charles White.”What ever the unethical circumstances, man cannot change history or put an asterisk in books to notate an amendment and think that is a fix all to a predicament. Is there a better way to deal with wronged occurrence? Could it be a form of pride, betrayal or an opportunity to let people know man can do as he pleases and everything will be alright? Regardless the fact, calculated steps are taken to change the past by notating and taking away metals and awards remember the event/task was done and no man can take that away.
Let me be the first to say the thought has crossed my mind if I could only recapture a moment in time and had resources to persuade times past to allow me to rewind life I would do it! There are a few stops I would have to make: my high school days (to right all the wrongs), Jim Crow, The Holocaust, premature death of love ones (I never knew), world wars, and Slavery. As far fetched as this ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fantasy is why does man continuously try to change history with a swift action of a pen? My message today is for us to not to repeat history; not to debate how, why, or to whom these asterisk notations in sports history tend to lean toward but to take a look how God dealt with situations like this in the Bible.
The story of David and Bathsheba, 2Samuel 11 is a biblical depiction of David, who was a man after God’s own heart, tried to erase history (sin). As the story goes, David saw a beautiful woman bathing and later found out it was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah. David sent messengers to get her. She came and he slept with her. (She purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then she went back home. The woman conceived got pregnant. In David’s attempt to put an asterisk in History he placed Uriah in the front line of the war where he would surely be struck down and die. As expected Uriah died and David moved Bathsheba into his house where she gave birth to a son. God was displeased with the actions David did. God made it clear that David’s measures to right a wrong would not go unpunished first by the death of child.
2Samuel 12:11-23 In spite of this God is a forgiving father! He later blessed David with a new son named Solomon.
In life, we have all fallen short of the Glory of God through sin. Many don’t realize it but God’s desire for us all is healing and restoration. What ever your burdens are you have attempted to erase and place an asterisk by remember the way to receive restoration and remove the blemishes is through the Son of God the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Christ. Don’t allow pride, guilt, or the power of your mind keep you from being forgiven. Take time today and humble yourself, ask God to forgive you. If you don’t know what to say just repeat the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Tigner J.- The Thought Provoker