Check out that picture. That’s the home screen of the website for Daniel Sturridge who scored England’s goal today.
His pose is becoming the classic response of Christians on the sportsfield (especially footballers) in response to triumph.
They point to the heavens to remind anyone who cares to listen that while people may be cheering their name, there is someone who actually does deserve all that adulation; Jesus.
On a similar vein, this video is doing the rounds. Brazilian footballer Kaká responds in a similarly great way to being dropped from the national squad:
So what does Sturridge do after scoring in today’s game?
And afterwards, having lost 2-1:
Gutted we didn't win… Life goes on though 2 big games coming up!! Thanks to God for my 1st goal and… http://t.co/oVcAN9L0QQ
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) June 15, 2014
Follow Sturridge on twitter, facebook or instagram where his bio info begins “ I do all through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13 – notice how Sturridge substitutes “Christ” for the original “him” so that we’re all clear exactly what he means).
Nicely played, Daniel.