Often you will hear them refer to "hitting their knees" as a synonym for praying about a troubling situation or when seeking direction from God. A bended knee is a sign of submission.
I love using sports analogies because they often reflect the issues of life. It is common to hear a football announcer refer to a "Hail Mary" pass, a "wing and a prayer", or a "miracle" escape from the clutches of defeat. Whether we will admit it or not, prayer is a part of our daily lexicon…but not necessarily in a Holy and righteous way.
It is not unusual at the end of the game for a team to "take a knee" … which is a reference to the QB taking a snap and immediately placing his knee on the ground as a signal that the game is over. It is an outward understanding by both teams that the struggle is complete.
"You win and we lose" is the agreement that both teams make when the team with the ball "takes a knee." Game over. We win. You lose. Good try. Shake hands and head to the locker room.
Taking a knee is glorious gesture for the winning team, but a sad public admission of defeat by the losing team. In fact, it is a merciful act by the victors…not inducing more shame on the defeated foe.
Which brings me to the issue of our time. Has the American Church taken a knee in the cultural war? Have Christians begun to accept the fact that the Luciferian Left has won the game and that the job of God's team is to humbly bow in compliance to Satan's victorious minions?
"We win in the end" I often here the players on God's team shout as they tuck their tails between their legs and head to the locker room in embarrassing defeat. They hope soon in the future to be rescued by the Rapture Bus…praying that their Daddy is about to come and beat up on the Devil and his Squadron of Demon powered players.