Now, you may be asking what this has to do with a passage of divinely inspired Scripture that would benefit someone reading this blog. Here is how it will benefit... When we look at the fight in which all Christians are today, you know the one against evil and the prince of evil... Satan, it may come into the thought of a Christian that it is going to be a fight to the death with the forces of this world, and in a sense that thought is correct. Every Christian is going to have to fight the good fight that will last until the day that he either passes from this life or the Lord comes back. But, there is a sense in which that fight is easy.
How? The quarterback for the other team, Satan, has been injured in the same place that the quarterback for that football team is injured... the head. The difference is the quarterback of the football team will heal and Satan will never heal. The God of Heaven said that when Satan was injured, he would be injured with a death blow (Gen. 3:15ff) and that injury occurred with the death of Jesus Christ and His raising from the dead in order to bring salvation to man (1 Cor. 15:55-57). To the point that now there is no worry about whether or not God's team will be victorious at the end of the game of life.
Just as Alabama was able to overcome Arkansas this past Saturday because of an injury which, frankly, rendered the team helpless to the power of the Alabama team, so will Christians overcome Satan and his workings because of the power of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Even when the other team is a very qualified team, who knows the sport very well, and it seems as though it will be very difficult remember the fact that their quarterback is useless against what God has to offer.
I hope Tyler Wilson recovers from his injuries and finishes out his last year of college football with a bang, but I know that Satan will never recover and no matter what, in the game of life, we will always win 52-0.
So when it looks tough as we are going about our walks in Christ.... remember the Tide.