As Super Bowl LVII approaches, members of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs tell CBN Sports that the faith that has guided them to this world stage is even more important than winning the big game.
The Chiefs are fighting for their second title in four seasons. For the Eagles, it's their second shot in six years. What happens on Sunday night will live on forever in the history books.
CBN Sports talked with a few players and coaches on both sides, and they say no matter who wins or what happens, it's all part of God's plan.
Players from the Chiefs and the Eagles recount God's faithfulness through adversity, which helps them enjoy the blessing of being in the Super Bowl even more.
Eagles Defensive Back K'Von Wallace, No. 42, told us, "My faith is everything. It's all about belief. That's where it starts, just having a faith, just having a belief. My struggle helped me find my belief, even when I was in high school. I didn't play until my senior year, a lot of things that happened, I always just kept the faith. Man, I'm in the Super Bowl. I'm blessed."
Eagles Wide Receiver A.J. Brown, No. 11 and Defensive End Brandon Graham, No. 55, have both battled injuries in Philadelphia. However, they're choosing to put their trust in God.
Brown said, "I like to say it's not me out here. I get all my blessings and strength from the Man above. You know it's big in my life so whichever way He wants me to go, just hopefully I'm on the same page as Him, you know. And if I'm not, hopefully He will redirect my path."
Graham recalled, "When I got hurt, I definitely said a prayer. I told the Lord, man I know that this is a time that I can spend with my family. I took it one day at a time. I got stronger with my word and enjoyed serving. I'm so thankful. I'm still thanking Him now. You know every second I get I'm just mesmerized by the moment. You know? Thank You for this moment."
When it comes to the magnitude of this Super Bowl event, they say faith helps keep all of that in perspective.
Eagles Linebacker Christian Elliss told CBN Sports, "I see it as a platform. Ten years from now, 20 years from now, my faith, that's what's going to remain the same. My relationship with God will remain the same. I want God's will to be done. I want God to be glorified. And that's just my biggest thing. Let God's will be done."
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