NFL player Demario Davis testified about the goodness of God on Sunday after his daughter survived “the worst seizure” she ever experienced, encouraging fans facing hard times to “lay it before the Lord and trust.”
The New Orleans Saints linebacker preached a mini sermon during a press conference, taking time to share with the fans and the media about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
“We play this game on Sundays and it’s really the Lord’s day. And the day we should be worshipping the Lord, a lot of times, players are getting worshipped…Since so many of us didn’t get to go to church today, I have a word I want to share.”
After the Saints defeated the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season, Davis read Revelation 3:20 during the post-game media event.
The Scripture reads, “See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (CSB).
“I want to tell you about a knock I heard this week,” Davis continued.
The 34-year-old Davis explained how his four-year-old daughter suffered a seizure last week, after being seizure-free for almost two years.
“She started to foam at the mouth and it was her worst seizure. For 30 minutes she seized. She wouldn’t come and we had to call the paramedics,” he recalled.
As CBN News reported, Demario’s daughter, Carly-Faith was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2020.
“When I really heard the doctors tell us that it was cancer and what our journey was going to look like, from that moment on there was just this weakening and it went from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet and almost as if I was going to pass out,” Tamela Davis told CBN News.
The news also hit Demario like a ton of bricks, but he said he clung to his Bible and God reminded him of a particular scripture passage.
“It’s a lot like the man who built his house on the rock versus building his house on the sand. When the storms come, the man that built his house on the rock, the house stood,” he explained. “But the one that built his house on sand, it collapsed. And that storm is reflective of the trials that will come in life. It’s not if trials are going to come, it’s when trials are going to come, and so it’s important to build a foundation and build it on rock. And I believe you build that in the Word and through a relationship with God.”
Carly-Faith has been cancer-free for two years, but the recent seizure caught the family by surprise.
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