Russell Wilson has never been afraid to share the gospel, both on and off the football field.
However, following the saddening news that the Seattle Seahawk’s QB and his wife of two years had filed for divorce, Wilson experienced a slew of online criticism from Christians and non-Christians alike despite asking for prayer and privacy
“I know devout Christians get divorced, too, but that part of it added to my surprise, however naïve that might be,” wrote ESPN blogger Jim Moore.
“Wilson is such an influential Christian player,” mourned another blogger. “I fear the criticism he will face following this news will make him hesitant to discuss his faith.”
Although he has not spoken publically about his divorce following since announcement, Wilson, who led the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl in February, reveals a great deal about himself on Twitter to his 794,000 followers.
“Nobody told me the road would be easy,” he said in a tweet earlier this month. “I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me.”
Concerning his faith, however, NFL star has not backed down, remaining vocal about his passion for Christ.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NKJV),” he tweeted earlier today.
Earlier, he posted, “Ignore the noise,” and “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)”
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SOURCE: Gospel Herald
Leah Marianne Klett