ESPN, the president of the United States, and Oprah jumped in to congratulate this autistic highschooler. God blessed this young man’s loyalty in an unbelievable way.

Spiritual Nuggets for Family Discussion

Open with a prayer.
(i.e. a Glory Be, or Our Father, or Hail Mary, or ‘Jesus, Mary, Joseph, we love You! Save souls!’)

What was Jason's job on the basketball team?

  • He was the basketball team manager, which means he handed out water and did whatever the team needed.

For someone who loves a sport, how tough do you think it was for Jason to be in a supporting role on the sidelines for four seasons?

  • It must have been really tough!
  • Jason put in the time like all the other players, but didn’t get the joy of being able to play.

What does this story show us about how God rewards loyalty?

  • God will bless our loyalty to Him in miraculous ways, sometimes in this lifetime, but always in the next.
  • “A faithful man will abound with blessings.” – Proverbs 28:20
  • “Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.” – James 5:11

What analogy can you make between Jason's loyalty to the team and God's loyalty to us?

  • Like Jason, God is always supporting us, so that we can play our best game and live our best life.

Bonus- Check out what happened next for Jason:

“Thank you God!” – Jason McElwain

Close with a prayer.

*****Please comment below and share a little something about how it went with your kids or what they liked.


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