After Buffalo Bill’s safety Damar Hamlin experienced a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan 2, Bill’s quarterback, Josh Allen says the incident sparked a spiritual awakening among some team players, The Blaze reports.
In an appearance on an NFL Network podcast hosted by Kyle Brandt, Allen spoke of the spiritual spinoffs from Hamlin’s recovery.
“I said this in my press conference the other day,” Allen said, “[There was] just kind of a spiritual awakening really for me and … for a lot of other people that maybe didn’t have the strongest belief or wasn’t one of the biggest, strongest Christian followers.”
“I’ll be the first to admit, like, I haven’t been the most devoted Christ follower in my life,” Allen added. “I’ve had my different beliefs and thoughts and ideas and stuff like that, but something got a hold of me there, and it was extremely powerful that, you know, I couldn’t deny it.”
“It’s been really cool to see how guys have been moved and touched by this whole instance and situation and to see the country come together in support for Damar and maybe having those talks,” Allen said.
Hamlin, who was in critical condition when he was rushed to the hospital has since been released. It was a remarkable recovery which some in the media attributed to prayer.
One of the intriguing stories that emerged out of this crisis was the number of people who prayed for Hamlin after the incident which included an ESPN reporter praying for Hamlin’s rcovery while live on air.
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