His name finally came to me this morning. Years ago, in the 70's, I had picked up a book from the library and read about 'Pistol Pete'. Peter Maravich was a basketball player and a super good one at that with lightening fast reflexes. I haven't heard his name mentioned in a long time, so I couldn't remember it until a few minutes ago. I believe you will be blessed if you will take 15 minutes to read and hear a little about this man, especially the second video in which you'll see him spin a basketball and then speak to an audience. Be sure to listen. I know you'll be blessed.
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Pete Maravich had multiple great skills playing and handling a basketball. He made it into the Hall of Fame.
He died young, age 40, due to an undetected heart defect. Imagine that. God kept him playing to become a great basketball player before calling him home.
Oh, yes. He was taken home. Pete had found Christ and he wanted to be remembered as a Christian more than a basketball player.
I can't think of anything better to leave behind than being remembered as being a follower of Jesus. That alone is greater than all the riches, fame, or notoriety in the universe. For the name of Jesus is above all names. Scroll this list and see that the name of Jesus is above all names.
Watch and listen
Here is something on Pete's life after his great basketball career.
If you are short on time, at least view the YouTube video of his testimony. (Parts 1-4) It will be the best thing you'll see today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z31E7rBNx-M