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Quarterback Josh Allen declares “God is real” after Damar Hamlin’s recovery

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 01/12/23

The Buffalo Bills team experienced what a little heavenly intervention can do.

There was much in the news about the recent cardiac arrest of Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin. While many offered up their prayers for a speedy recovery, the fact that a highly fit professional athlete experienced such a shocking attack made us remember how fragile our lives really are.

The shock obviously impacted the rest of his teammates, so when the Bills began their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday with a stunning touchdown by kick-returner Nyheim Hines, there were some huge celebrations among the team and the crowd. The win left players and fans believing there was a little heavenly intervention, according to the Catholic News Agency.

In a post-game interview, quarterback Josh Allen shared:

“You want the truth? It was spiritual. It really was. Bone-chilling. It was special. I can’t remember a play that touched me like that, I don’t think in my life … It was just spiritual. And I just, I was going around, just something I was going around my teammates saying ‘God’s real.’ Like, you can’t draw that one up, write that one up any better.”

Interestingly, Hamlin’s number 3 made a significant appearance during the game. Flags and signs, jerseys and other clothing could be seen all with the number three on display.

On top of which, Allen explained how Kevin Kearns, the Bills’ director of communications, had pointed out that “it’s been three years and three months since the last kickoff return [for the Bills]. So, it’s pretty cool.”

And of course, for Christians, the number three represents the Holy Trinity. So it seems perfectly natural that God’s presence was there for all to see last Sunday.

Fortunately, Hamlin continues to improve and hopefully all the prayers that have been said will see him back in fighting form soon.

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