From Mockingbird blog, a quote that’s not quite as topical in Australia, but which is still relevant:
During his pre-Super Bowl interview with Shannon Sharpe, in which Sharpe raised the question of Ray Lewis’ alleged involvement in a 2000 double murder, Lewis made the following, completely untrue, totally unbiblical statement:
“If (the family of the victims) knew, if they really knew, the way God works, He doesn’t use people who commit anything like that, for His glory. No way. It’s the total opposite.”
I’m sorry Ray, but Moses begs to differ. As does David, and Paul. All murderers. Praise God that this isn’t true; that God does, in fact, use sinners for His glory and His purposes. He has no other choice, in fact. How tragic that Ray Lewis, and so many others, ignore and deny this fundamental, life-giving Christian truth.
As the comment stream on the post notes, Lewis, upon receiving the victor’s trophy stated “If God can be for us, who can be against us?” a quote which is a comfort to the weak and vulnerable, not a cry of triumph for the victorious.
The post at Mockingbird has video of the interview in which you can see the quote in context.