All posts tagged: the wilderness

A Wild Child of God

I’m no footy head. I do read the newspaper, but to be completely honest, as far as I’m concerned it ends after the classifieds. What’s that? There’s a sports section? Nope. Don’t believe it. So it was hubby who alerted me to an article on former rugby league player Jarryd Hayne (aren’t we the stereotypical couple!). This guy used to play fullback for the Parramatta Eels here in Australia before deciding to switch codes and countries at the height of his career. He’s kind of a big deal. To clarify – for those who, like myself, start to glaze over when sporting acronyms are bandied about – Mr Hayne now plays for the 49ers, an NFL (National Football League) team in the US. Everyone’s been like, ‘Why’d you do that?’ And Hayne gave an answer recently for an official 49ers podcast. “Every person in the Bible got put out in the wild,” he said. “God wanted to test their faith and see what they would rely on. And I felt like that, for me, was …