My Saturday wasn’t so bad. I worked about three hours, took the kids out for ice cream, played the Wii with the boys, mopped the house and prepared for Sunday School. I know I wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t do too badly. Ryan Mallett had a bad day. You probably don’t know who he is. He’s the starting quarterback for Arkansas. Yesterday his tenth-ranked Razorbacks lost to the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Mallett threw three interceptions. They probably would have won had he only thrown two, but he threw three. I feel for the kid. Well over a million football fans around the country saw him act like Brett Favre on a bad day. I hope Ryan bounces back. Brett has done so, becoming perhaps the greatest quarterback to play in the NFL. Go, Ryan, go! Retire, Brett (as a Wisconsin native I become nauseated at the mention of the Minnesota Vikings). So Ryan Mallett had a bad day, and everybody knows about it. Honestly, I am glad that my bad days are very limited in viewership! Trust me, I’ve had three-interception days! I’ve turned the ball over when I had the opportunity to win the game. So have you. We’re not perfect, either. Thankfully, I have a God Who is! Jesus lived the perfect life, fulfilling all righteousness (Mt. 3:15) as He continued to be about His Father’s business (Lk. 2:49). You want to know what I do when I stink up the place with my mistakes and sins (and, yes, there is a difference)? I run to the Perfect One, the Author and Perfecter of my faith (Heb. 12:2)! I go to Jesus who dispenses mercy and grace from His gracious throne (Heb. 4:16). How was your day? If it wasn’t so bad, thank God. If it was, run to God. And, if you think of it, say a prayer for Ryan.
Sights from the Sidelines: Ryan Mallett had a Bad Day