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NFL Star Junior Seau Searched for Peace

Junior Seau was well-known as a passionate, fist-pumping, emotional leader and superstar for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. In his 13-year pro football career, Seau made the Pro Bowl 12 times. He was also selected to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Sadly, on May 2, 2012, at the age of 43, Seau took his own life.

Seau's death in northern San Diego County stunned the community who adored him for his service and outgoing personality. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, his former teammate and friend, Rodney Harrison, explains that in Seau's last days he was desperately searching for peace. Harrison said:

He would tell me that the only time he truly felt at peace was when he was with his children or in the surf. He would say, "When I'm on those waves, it's the greatest feeling. I have no worries, no stress, no problems. I just forget about everything." Junior was always searching for peace.

Possible Preaching Angles: (1) Evangelism—Even the world's most successful people still have a deep spiritual hunger, a restlessness that can only be satisfied in Christ. This should motivate us to share the good news of Christ with those who look "broken" and with those who seem strong and intact. (2) Peace—Like Junior Seau we're all "searching for peace," but we won't find that peace in success or fame. It only comes by resting in who Christ is and what he's done for us.

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