Moved Beyond the Match
By Renee G.
Malik Stewart, a high school wrestler from Blaine High School in North Dakota chose to humble himself after being defeated by his opponent, Mitchell McKee. McKee received an unexpected gesture from his opponent when Stewart gave not only McKee a hug, but his father as well. McKee’s father is currently going through his own match with cancer and Stewart was able to recognize the real issue at hand that goes beyond a wrestling mat.
“I got a little teary because I lost the match, and I knew the hard times he was going through,” Stewart added. “The crowd went wild and I heard a couple people say after I did it – that was pretty classy – but I just did it straight from the heart.” (AP)
This unselfish gesture is what God desires of us. He wishes for us to humble ourselves before others “for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (1Peter 5:5) and “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23).