Catch It #devotion #football #poetry


Toss determines the start

a mere flip a coin falls

snap into another’s hands

numbers roll with the ball

so much rests on a moment

but you will never see the heart

as man looks at appearance

God sees past the start

all the money in your grasp

can’t be measured against the stars

“what are they playing for?” a child asks


“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7


Luke 16:15
He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

John 8:15
You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one.


I love watching football but over the years the love for the game, the athleticism, the challenge has been tainted by the money for the players and for the sponsors. Saying that, I hope your heart is touched by this lost puppy Budweiser ad.

5 thoughts on “Catch It #devotion #football #poetry

  1. Excellent perspective and football is a spectator sport! Our pastor always says God doesn’t choose teams so praying does no good. After all, how can God answer a prayer like “Please let us win and they lose..” We can pray for safety, sportsmanship and values. Great poem and I loved the puppy!


  2. Love that steps beyond all taint.
    __The lost puppy found its way back to its family, that magnetic love; the horses set the danger of the wolves aside, and welcomed the puppy home. The puppy and the horses it mattered little what they were, their family had been rejoined. Heartful! _m


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