Americans can not stop talking about Tim Howard after the Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the star goalkeeper kept hopes alive making a record-breaking 16 saves throughout the game. But it seems that Howard is not just a world-renown soccer player; he is also a faithful Christian.
In an interview with Campus Crusade for Christ, Howard said, “The most important thing in my life is Christ. He's more important to me than winning or losing or whether I'm playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus. All praise be to God."
While Howard played for Manchester United, he assisted with a church youth group. “The best time for me is when I see a breakthrough in them. To see them get a grasp of what God and Christ really mean,” he said.
In an article for Athletes in Action, Howard wrote of the peace his faith gives him.
"Today, I am blessed to be living a dream. And yet, if it all went away tomorrow, I know I would still have peace. That probably sounds crazy to most people, but that's the kind of peace Christ gives. It is rooted in His love, and it surpasses all understanding. You can experience this same sense of love and peace, too. All you have to do is ask for it."
Publication date: July 3, 2014