There is nothing like seeing someone make the life-changing decision of accepting Christ as their savior and making that profession through baptism. And watching as this football player gets baptized will move you to tears.
Marcus Johnson is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles football team. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is an outspoken Christian who shares his faith and love of Jesus with his teammates. Carson told the Philadelphia Inquirer,
"I always tell people, for example, ‘If you love your job, you love your wife, you love what you do, you're going to talk about it. Well, I love Jesus.' That's what I love, so I'm going to talk about it. But I'm not going to force it down your throat either."
And it seems that Carson Wentz and other Christian teammates have been sharing the good news with Marcus, and clearly, the Gospel took over Marcus’ heart. Recently, the team traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina for a game and that’s when Marcus decided to do something amazing.
Marcus decided it was time to surrender his life to Christ and get baptized. So while his teammates held hands in a circle around him, the team chaplain baptized Marcus! He died to his old life and arose new in Christ. This special moment took places just hours before the team was to hit the field and it’s so beautiful to see his teammates come out and support him.
- Marcus D. Johnson📢 (@Mojomdj) October 12, 2017
Seeing Marcus get baptized is truly a moment of celebration, he is not the only Philadelphia Eagle who was baptized this season. In fact, 5 of his other teammates including linebackers Jordan Hicks, Mychal Kendricks and Kamu Grugier-Hill, and wide receivers Paul Turner and David Watford surrendered their lives to Christ in the team’s recovery pool this season.
When the Eagles took the field for the 52nd Super Bowl it is so nice to know that these men stood together and prayed, not to win but to glorify the Lord in all that they do, win or lose. I’m so glad this football player is showing his love and faith for the Lord in such a beautiful way. Welcome to the family, Marcus!
Watch: Football Player Gets Baptized
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