"To God Be The Glory!"- Greg Jennings

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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

I definitely like that. Giving God the credit for bringing them to that point, and allowing them to win, now that's gonna be a blessed young man!

Feb 11, 2011 12:03 PM
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

It is so good to see this young man giving the Glory to God for helping the Packers get thru all of their adversity. Men like that are the strong backbone of any good team!

Feb 11, 2011 12:11 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, I believe Greg has it figured out. Time for the rest of the world to come to know him.

Feb 11, 2011 05:58 PM
Bob & Bonnie Horning
Mount Joy, PA

William: You'll notice that other than Brett Favre and his one tight end roommate from the 90's, you just don't hear anything negative about Packer players. There is a good Spirit that Reggie White, the Minister of Defense brought and imparted to this franchise. This team knows where their talents come from. They know who to thank for it. These guys aren't the spotlight players you see elsewhere, they don't talk alot nor do they make a lot of fuss about their contracts. They are treated fairly by the team and they just come and do their jobs. Character isn't something you can coach into someone. Most of these players just want to play for the Green Bay Packers and don't care if they can squeeze out a few more shekels from another team.

Paul: As I was telling William, they have quite a few good men on the team. The day before the game, they had a mandatory chapel and a guest speaker. I don't recall the man's name but he spoke on living a life that outlives itself. We all know what that is about. Most of them will and all of them will in football history for sure.

Mike: Yes, he's done it quietly and unfortunately, everyone knows he's no secret weapon any longer. Donald Driver is the same. He's been quietly doing it for 13 years now. He came to the Packers as a total unknown the year after the won the last SB. Donald is only one of 2 players who knew what it felt like to lose this game.

In General: I'm just a bit surprised that Aaron didn't publically make a statement of his faith. I hear that he is very devout himself. He leads the prayer groups they have each week. He did say in an interview after the Falcon's game that the Lord must have given him eyes in the back of his head while describing a play that he dodged a John Abraham blindside blitz.

I really think it started with Reggie White... and for those who don't know the story- Reggie White was arguably the most talented Defensive End to play the game. He started in the USFL and when that league folded, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. He became the game's first big name free agent and started making the rounds talking to teams showing interest. He publically announced that God would tell him where to play. Mike Holmgren, GM and coach of the Packers was one who wanted to sign him. He got Reggie's number, called him and left this message on his machine: "Reggie, this is God. I want you to go to Green Bay." After doing so, Mike started to sweat thinking maybe it wasn't a good idea. Reggie did indeed pick Green Bay and signed with them. In training camp, the first thing that Reggie said to the coach was, "Hey that phone message was pretty funny. But you don't sound anything like Him." Reggie went on to help win the 1st Super Bowl for the Packers since 1968. I'm convinced that without Reggie White, they never would have won it.

Reggie had other amazing things happen. The following year, he tore a bi-ceps muscle and the team wanted to put him on the season ending IR list. How can a defensive end play with only one good arm? Reggie convinced them he could play and God was going to heal him. They let him try the next week and with it heavily wrapped up, he had an incredible game... mostly one armed. The next week there was no wrap and he proclaimed it was healed. He took them back to a 2nd Super Bowl that season. Anyone will tell you that you don't play at a high level with only one arm. He obviously had both arms and a torn bi-ceps doesn't just heal itself in a week or two! Amazing!

Then after suffering a season ending back injury a year later, the doctors concurred it was probably career ending as well. Reggie came out publically with a statement about homosexuality being a sin and found himself embroiled in a lot of hot water because of it earlier that year. While preaching at MorningStar Fellowship one Sunday, he called out everyone in the church who ever had or is currently struggling with homosexual thoughts. To the amazement of all the staff there, many people came forward for prayer. Reggie started going down the line and laying hands on each of them and praying for them. Rick Joyner, Lead Pastor and founder of the church knew Reggie's condition and that he couldn't stand on his feet for more than 15 minutes without causing a lot of pain. He kept asking Reggie if he wanted to sit and rest a bit, they could bring the people to him. He kept waving him away and would say, "The Lord is doing something here today! The Lord is doing something amazing!" He kept praying for each person and it took over an hour and a half to touch each person. At the end, he proclaimed that while the Lord was healing all those who came forward, the Lord had also healed his back. He played another 2 NFL seasons after that... with no back problems. Reggie is with the Lord now and many people don't understand why he went so young. My guess is, his mission here was finished, he had completed God's destiny for him. And besides, you can't threaten somebody with Heaven.

Thanks for looking guys.


Feb 12, 2011 03:53 AM