NOTICIACRISTIANA.COM.- Television analyst and former football coach Mark Richt revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. And he added in a faith-centered message that his Christian faith gives him hope.
“I’ve been hanging around lately and people have asked me what’s wrong. I decided to tell everyone at the same time. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Truth be told, I see it as a slight momentary affliction compared to future glory in heaven. wrote Richt on twitter.
He went on to say that, “Thank you Jesus for promising us a future blessing from a glorified body that is without sin and disease. In the meantime, I am going to enjoy the blessings that I have ”.
Richt, 61, currently serves as a college football analyst for ESPN and ACC Network. Years ago he was the head coach of the University of Georgia and the University of Miami.
In addition, the former Christian coach is also a national spokesperson for Send Relief, a ministry of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Conversion to Christianity in 1986
A 1986 tragedy sparked his conversion when Pablo Lopez, a Florida State Seminoles soccer player, was shot to death. “The next day, Coach Bowden had a team meeting and I was in the room as a graduate assistant coach.” Richt said in 2017.
“Coach Bowden said, ‘Men, I don’t know where Pablo is. I don’t know where eternity will spend. ‘ Basically, he presented the Gospel to the team. He said: ‘God sent his Son Christ to die on the cross to take on all the sins of mankind. If you simply choose Him, He will pay the price for your sin and give you a new life, “he commented.
“In a nutshell in 1986 I became a born again believer in Jesus Christ and went from being a really self-centered kid to an other-centered guy. My goal became trying to live a life that would please God every day, ”he said.
More than 10 million people live with Parkinson’s, a disorder of the central nervous system. George HW Bush and Muhammad Ali had Parkinson’s. Today Neil Diamond, Michael J. Fox and Alan Alda have it too, reports Christian Headlines.
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