Summer 2024

Devotional of the Week -- Breaking the Mold


Boston College Football“By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.” Hebrews 11:31

Doug Flutie was someone who didn’t fit the prototypical quarterback. He only stood 5-feet, 9 inches tall, but he had a strong arm, a huge heart and a belief that his team could win.

On Nov. 23, 1984, with six seconds left on the clock, and Flutie’s Boston College team trailing the defending national champion Miami Hurricanes, fans saw all of Flutie’s qualities and more.

With Boston College at Miami’s 48-yard line, Flutie scrambled back and unleashed the ball at Boston College’s own 36 and the ball traveled more than 64 yards into the waiting arms of Gerard Phelan for the touchdown and a 47-45 victory.

Flutie passed for 472 yards and three touchdowns in the game, and became the first collegiate quarterback to pass for more than 10,000 career yards. One week later, Flutie was named the Heisman Trophy winner for the best player in college football.

Rahab didn’t fit the mold of someone who would help the Israelites (she was a prostitute, rejected and despised by most and an enemy of the Israelites), but she did because she had faith that they served the only true God.

Don’t let your circumstances or position in society determine what you can or cannot do for God, because God is the only one who can determine that. Believe in God.

By Brett Honeycutt

Brett Honeycutt is the managing editor at Sports Spectrum magazine. Log in here to access our most recent Training Table. Subscribe here to receive 12 issues a year and a daily sports-related devotional.