Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, on Damar Hamlin and the Power of Faith and Family

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is thankfully out of the hospital and on the road to a full recovery, hopefully. But the shock of seeing his 24-year-old, healthy body collapse on the field during a Monday Night Football game is still horrifying. And questions are still being asked, “how does a young athlete, in tip-top physical condition, go into cardiac arrest after a routine tackle?” While medical experts probe for answers, there’s something else that happened in that moment that people are talking about; something that was spontaneous and instinctive: Prayer. On the field, in the stands, in the announcer booth. When the tragic unknowns of life strike us, there’s a need to reach out to the One who is in control. That’s what Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly, wrote about in an article for Fox News digital; how no one even questioned that prayer was needed. It was a collective instinct drawing players, fans and commentators together. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Daly expands on this innate need we have for prayer, and talks about the foundations of success by Hamlin’s family background. How his father, a former drug dealer and inmate, stuck with the family and taught his son something no classroom or book could ever do. He taught his son the value of a father’s love. For whatever reason, God allowed Damar Hamlin to experience this nearly fatal episode on a national stage. But like Scripture says, “All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.