The level of panic in Indianapolis has gone up lately with the latest news on franchise quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning got a new contract in the offseason, but now his status for the season opener against the Texans is in doubt due to a neck injury.
On Saturday, Colts’ owner Jim Irsay tweeted this about the Colts’ quarterback situation: “We r evaluating the QB sitch,#18 healing but we got 2 b prepared 4 early season possibility without him,defense has 2 pick it up,big time!” The Colts’ quarterback situation is mediocre at best. Their quarterbacks on the roster are Curtis Painter, Dan Orlovsky, and Mike Hartline. All three guys have little to no experience in starting a NFL game.
If Manning misses the season opener, his streak of starting 208 consecutive regular season starts will come to an end. If you take a look at Brett Favre’s streak of 297 straight starts, Peyton would have to start every game for 5.5 seasons in order to beat the record. There is one thing that a Christian knows that relates to this.
That one thing is that God has been there for us since the beginning of time and that He has no end. Just thinking about that makes me want to praise Him more and more for all the things He has done for me and every other person who has professed their belief in Christ.
God is eternal, meaning He has no beginning and no end! He will always make the start and never snap His consecutive days’ streak of always being with us. Moses talks about the eternal God in the book of Deuteronomy: “The eternal God is your dwelling place,and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy!” (Deuteronomy 33:27)
Today, I exhort you to just praise God for always being there and that He will be there till the end of time. There has never been a time where the Lord has not existed! Sometimes, we may feel sad over the loss of a loved one or have an accident happen to us and wonder if the Lord has forgotten about us.
If that is the case for you, I urge you to remember that the Lord has a plan for you in your life. He will never leave you if you put your trust in Him! God knows what is best for our lives! Jeremiah 29:11