Phil Johnson over at Pyromaniacs has a great post in which he relates a story about Johnnie MacArthur (Pastor MacArthur’s grandson). If you like sports, and if you want to hear something encouraging, its definitely worth listening to. I commend to you his post here, or alternatively you can straight to the audio download.
The sound clip linked below was recorded last Saturday (thanks to Bill Fickett). It’s from KFI 640 (“More stimulating talk radio”). That’s a secular all-talk station and probably the largest Clear Channel radio station on the West Coast—not a source where you’d normally expect to hear a lesson about divine providence. But it’s a good one.
Some facts about this story before you listen:
- Johnny MacArthur is John MacArthur’s eldest grandson. He’s a high-school senior this year and a scratch golfer with a full-ride golf scholarship to Pepperdine next year.
- Johnny is a senior, playing football for the first time in his high-school career. Of course, many well-meaning friends and conservative grown-ups advised him not to go out for football because of the risk of an injury that could jeopardize his scholarship. He tried out and made the team anyway.
- Hart and Canyon High Schools have one of the fiercest rivalries ever in US high-school football. Johnny plays for Hart High School. Canyon was last year’s state champ in football. (Canyon’s stadium is down the hill from my back yard. I hear their marching band practicing in the mornings. Hart, across the valley, is this community’s oldest high school, named for William S. Hart, an early cowboy actor, who founded the Western film studios that originally built this community.)
- I suppose many Pyro readers will have heard about the terrible truck accident that occurred in the Newhall Pass on I-5 Friday night. It made national news and Fred Butler blogged about it. The accident site is also close by my house. (In fact, a straight line from Canyon’s football stadium to the truck accident would intersect my house.)