Monday, August 20, 2012


This teenager lived alone with
his father, and the two of
them had a very special
Even though the son was
always on the bench, his
father was always in the
stands cheering. He never
missed a game.
This young man was still the
smallest of the class when he
entered high school.
But his father continued to
encourage him but also made
it very clear that he did not
have to play football if he
didn't want to.
But the young man loved
football and decided to hang
in there.
He was determined to try his
best at every practice, and
perhaps he'd get to play
when he became a senior.
All through high school he
never missed a practice nor a
game, but remained a bench
warmer all four years.
His faithful father was always
in the stands, always with
words of encouragement for
When the young man went to
college, he decided to try out
for the football team as
a"walk-on." Everyone was
sure he could never make the
cut, but he did. The coach
admitted that he kept him on
the roste because he always
puts his heart and soul into
every practice, and at the
same time, provided the
other members with the
spirit and hustle they badly
The news that he had
survived the cut thrilled him
so much that he rushed to
the nearest phone and called
his father.
His father shared his
excitement and was sent
season tickets for all the
college games.
This persistent young athlete
never missed practice during
his four years at college, but
he never got to play in the
It was the end of his senior
football season, and as he
trotted onto the practice
field shortly before the big
play off game, the coach met
him with a telegram. The
young man read the telegram
and he became deathly silent.
Swallowing hard, he mumbled
to the coach, "My father died
this morning. Is it all right if I
miss practice today?"
The coach put his arm gently
around his shoulder and said,
"Take the rest of the week
off, son. And don't even plan
to come back to the game on
Saturday arrived, and the
game was not going well. In
the third quarter, when the
team was ten points behind,
a silent young man quietly
slipped into the empty locker
room and put on his football
As he ran onto the sidelines,
the coach and his players
were astounded to see their
faithful team mate back so
"Coach, please let me play.
I've just got to play today,"
said the young man.
The coach pretended not to
hear him. There was no way
he wanted his worst player in
this close play off game. But
the young man persisted, and
finally feeling sorry for the
kid, the coach gave in.
"All right," he said. "You can
go in."
Before long, the coach, the
players and everyone in the
stands could not believe their
eyes. This little unknown,
who had never played before
was doing everything right.
The opposing team could not
stop him. He ran, he passed,
blocked and tackled like a
star. His team began to
The score was soon tied. In
the closing seconds of the
game, this kid intercepted a
pass and ran all the way for
the winning touch down.
The fans broke loose. His
team mates hoisted him onto
their shoulders. Such
cheering you've never heard!
Finally, after the stands had
emptied and the team had
showered and left the locker
the coach noticed that the
young man was sitting
quietly in the corner all alone.
The coach came to him and
said, "Kid, I can't believe it.
You were fantastic! Tell me
what got into you?
How did you do it?"
He looked at the coach, with
tears in his eyes, and said,
"Well, you knew my dad died,
but did you know that my
dad was blind?"
The young man swallowed
hard and forced a smile, "Dad
came to all my games, but
today was the first time he
could see me play, and I
wanted to show him 'I COULD
DO IT'!"
God has good plans for you,
but barriers in life changes
Accept God today and you
could to it.
if it has touched you
write, "I COULD DO IT" to
claim this story.


  1. Nt I bt evryone can do it....

  2. awwwww!!! i actually cried :'(
    I CAN DO IT!!!


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