That’s Not a Miracle, It’s a Try
January 11, 2018
I watched a video the other day of one of my favourite sports moments, I actually only have two favourite sports moments and this one didn’t include Paul Henderson
The score was 12-10 for the other guys, there was one minute left to play in the first game of the series and people were already leaving the stadium. For the vast majority of people, the game was over.
The year was 1994 and the game was the first of three in the annual “State of Origin” series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons, and our team, the Maroons, was losing.
And then Queensland got the ball in their own quarter. As the clock ticked down, the ball was passed 9 times until finally, Mark Coyne put the ball over the line for the winning “try”. (That’s a touchdown in rugby league.)
As half the crowd went wild and the other half sat in stunned silence, television commentator Ray Warren exclaimed, “That’s not a try—that’s a miracle!”
And while it was awesome, it was not a miracle.
The virgin birth and resurrection are miracles and that try was just really good football.
To call it a miracle diminishes God’s part in miracles and diminishes the Maroon’s part in really good football.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.