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In the midst of the excitement of winning Super bowl XLV, two Green Bay Packers players took the opportunity to talk about their faith. Quarterback, and game MVP Aaron Rodgers told reporters, “You know God doesn’t care who wins this game. He only cares who gets the glory and He got the glory tonight. “Rodgers, who completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards during the Packers victory, said being part of the team was God’s plan. He said, “God has always had a plan for my life and I appreciate the platform and the opportunity to be with a great group of men with a great group of character. We can celebrate together.”

Wide receiver Greg Jennings who stepped in for injured starter Donald Driver, made two TD catches in the game, and caught a pass late in the game, which helped the Packers, manage the clock and hold on for the win. Jennings was also open about his faith. He told reporters,” It doesn’t really matter what man say. It only matters what God says. (Faith) is greater than football and we understand that more than most people know. It’s not all about the I, but the we.” Jennings said the big game was probably the largest platform he would ever have to share his faith and he was thankful for the opportunity. He added,”If you honor God, He will raise you up and tonight He raised us up.”

-- http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=34607; February 7, 2011, Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

John 12:32 (NET) And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."

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