February 19, 2023 . . .
I am a Tennessee Titans fan. I’ve been Titans fan since they arrived in Tennessee in 1997. I remember when they played in Memphis that first year and I also remember when they played at Vanderbilt’s stadium the next year. I recall when they finally moved to their permanent home in 1999. What a magical year 1999 was. Drama played out that year in what was then known as Adelphia Coliseum. That was the season of the Music City Miracle and the Super Bowl appearance that came up about a yard short. The Titans were pretty good for the next few years and then disaster struck. After a salary cap purge, the Titans were really bad for a few years. After watching the championship caliber teams of the early 2000’s, The Titans were really hard to watch through the 2-14 and 3-13 years. Since the arrival of Mike Vrabel, the Titans have for the most part, been fun to watch again. Since the Titans came to town in 1997, I have watched nearly all their games on TV. If I was unable to watch them, I have listened faithfully to Mike Keith’s broadcast over the radio waves. If the Titans are playing ball, I can usually be found watching or listening. The only games I have missed are when I was at church, working, or doing something with my family. Over the years, the Titans have led me through many emotions ranging from great joy to tremendous sadness and every emotion in between. I have stuck with them through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and I plan to continue to stick with them as long as I am able to comprehend what is going on in a football game. I can honestly say, there is vey little that would cause me to cease being a fan of the Tennessee Titans. Now, you might be asking why I have gotten up on my Tennessee Titans soap box. Well, it started after I did some studying for my Sunday evening Bible class in the book of Romans. We are in the very last paragraph of Romans chapter 8. This is a terrific paragraph which Paul ends by saying, “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God” (Romans 8:38-39). While I have been a faithful fan of the Titans for 25 years, my faithfulness to them doesn’t hold a candle to God’s faithfulness and love to me and to you. If we are in Christ, there is NOTHING that can cause God to stop loving us or stop being faithful to us and that, my friends, is the greatest news ever!
Be blessed and be a blessing . . . Bro. Andy