According to a new Gallup survey released this week, only 81% of Americans reported believing in God. Amid so many historic highs–inflation, gas prices, violent crime, illegal immigration, government spending, drug overdose deaths, hate, division–this particular survey result reflects a historic low for this country. It’s the lowest affirmative response since the inception of the survey question back in 1944, down 6 percent from 2017. Only 4 in 10 “believe God can intervene on people’s behalf.”
No wonder this country’s situation is so dire. Our nation has lost sight of the single most important thing to humanity, both individually and collectively. But every so often, someone shows me that not all hope is lost. And today, that was Colt’s starting safety Khari Willis.
26 year old Willis has played 3 years in the NFL and was set to return as a starter for a team expected to be a playoffs contender. A former Michigan State player selected in the 4th round of the 2019 draft, he became a team starter as a rookie making $850,000 last season, and was set to make millions when his rookie contract expired after the coming season.
“With much prayer and deliberation, I have elected to officially retire from the NFL as I endeavor to devote the remainder of my life to the further advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ… I am both humbled and excited to pursue the holy call that God has for my life which brings me much joy and purpose.”
Bravo, Khari Willis, for being willing to make a real sacrifice for the greater good of our society and our nation. Not only do we need to turn once again to Christ, but we need more devoted and God-fearing men to be examples to the upcoming generation who is being bombarded on every side with vulgarity and worldliness. We need good and righteous men leading their families alongside good and righteous mothers, nurturing their children, and serving in their communities. And Khari is commendably starting with himself.