For those of you who do not know, Jordy Nelson is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. And just to let you know, it takes a lot for me to write something good about the Packers but I could not pass up this opportunity. To all you Cheeseheads, please forgive my slant just then all in good humor of course, that also was an opportunity I could not pass up. Back to Jordy. So far this season his stats are rather impressive and if you drafted him for your fantasy team, I’m sure you dance quite often during a game because he is currently ranked as the number four WR in NFL fantasy. One thing I have noticed about Jordy Nelson is that he is a very intelligent and calm player. You don’t see him roughing anyone up out of anger or spiking the ball when he doesn’t agree with something. As in previous posts, good players like this make a difference in the NFL.
I was watching the Packers vs. Texans game and I was stunned by Jordy Nelson’s skill. With a skill set like his, Jordy could thrive on pretty much any team, but teaming him up with QB Aaron Rodgers was one smart move. They have an almost childlike relationship after a successful play is carried out. Now most teams smack the wide receiver’s helmet after a good catch or something of that nature but there is something different about the way Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers engage. There is a genuine bond there in Green Bay.
Upon noticing this bond the two players share I couldn’t help but think about that relationship we have with our Father in Heaven. As Aaron Rodgers knows how to get the ball to Nelson, God knows how to take care of us as well. “And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Matthew 6:30. So the play starts, Jordy doesn’t get the ball in that instance. Does he stomp his feet and shout, “Aaron, what are you doing?! Do you have any idea how to handle a football? Pass to me NOW!” No, he follows the play Rodgers told him about in the huddle. He runs the play in a text book manner and gets the ball at the appointed time. Jordy realizes that Aaron knows what to do and that he will make sure they score. He never gets caught up in himself and he certainly never tried to take on the QB position. Just like that God knows how to carry out His plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). All too often we try to play god and we tell Him what to do. This is not our place. We catch the ball when we are supposed to and we run down the field without question. Every opportunity that we are supposed to get will come to us. Every pass that we are supposed to catch will be thrown to us undeniably. It’s time for us to stop pushing and start listening. God has His plan laid out, and your script is written, so don’t worry. He is in control and being on His team guaranteed victory. “What can we say about all of this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31