Media & Adventist Benefits- Washington Redskins Sean Taylor

 “Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins football player who was murdered during a middle-of-the-night burglary at his home on November 27, 2007, was known to the world as an aggressive athlete, once telling his pastor: “I just get paid to put them on the ground,” with “them” being his opponents on the playing field.

“Less known until his December 3, 2007 funeral in Miami, Florida, an event televised nationwide, was that Taylor, 24, was attending the Perrine Seventh-day Adventist Church in Miami, and that Pastor David L. Peay, Sr., who once led the congregation there, had baptized the young athlete.”

Article in the Adventist Review December 12, 2007

While some would only be interested in Sean Taylor’s defensive prowess on the football field, and others would write him off as a partying playboy out of control and involved in a pugilistic sport, there were some that knew God had a plan to bring Sean back to Him and they wanted to participate in that plan. Read the full article here.

It’s a reminder that “Our lives may seem a tangle; but as we commit ourselves to the wise Master Worker, He will bring out the pattern of life and character that will be to His own glory…” The Desire of Ages, page 331 (Chapter 34 “The Invitation”)


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