October 3rd is ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ and Super Bowl star Drew Brees is partnering with Focus on the Family to encourage students to “live out” their faith.
Drew Brees is a quarterback for the New Orleans’ Saints and an outspoken Christian. In an interview with Sports Spectrum, Drew shared his testimony of giving his life to the Lord when he was just 17.
“I remember sitting in church on my 17th birthday… I was locked in on the pastor as he was talking about how the Lord was looking for a few good men to carry on His Kingdom, to spread His Word, and to live the life that He had planned for them, and that spoke to me. And it was at that moment that I accepted Jesus Christ in my heart and knew that there was something bigger planned for me than just sports.”
The all-time leading passer has never lost sight of what truly matters in the game of life. Brees is using his platform to point others to a Jesus.
In the ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ promotional video, Brees encourages students to be bold in their faith by reminding them, “You’re not alone”. Often times in school, as in sports, it can be easier to hide your faith thinking you’ll be ridiculed; it’s easier just to fit in. But you never know who else is struggling with those same feelings. When one Christian is bold it encourages others to be so. Boldness is contagious.
“One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 2 Corinthians 5:7 – ‘for we live by faith, not by sight’… So I want to encourage you to live out your faith on Bring Your Bible to School Day to share God’s love with friends. You’re not alone.”
Bring Your Bible to School Day started in 2014 and is a day to celebrate religious freedom and share God’s love with your friends.
“The event is designed to empower you as a student to express your belief in the truth of God’s Word – and to do so in a respectful way that demonstrates the love of Christ,” states the website.
And while students and parents may be concerned with their rights in public schools, the organization also addresses this:
“As a student in a public school, you have First Amendment rights to engage in voluntary, free speech conversations in a way that does not interfere with or substantially disrupt classroom time and academic instruction,” the website says. “That means you can voluntarily express your personal and religious beliefs to your classmates through verbal or written expressions, as long as you follow school policy and do not engage in these activities during classroom or instruction time.”
God Bless Drew Brees for his courageous faith!