Demario Davis, a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, gave an account of what happened to him in the days leading up to the game on Sunday versus the Tennessee Titans.
Despite the prevalence of sporting events on Sundays, he said that the Lord’s Day is sacred. He said he wanted to speak since many of us did not attend church that day.
Demario Davis then told reporters about a terrifying experience he had with his 4-year-old daughter.
According to Davis, his daughter had a third seizure. It was a 30-minute seizure, and his wife Tamela, who had taken the girl to the hospital in an ambulance, had informed him that his daughter had stopped breathing twice.
Rather than discussing his performance, Davis began his postgame interview by reciting a chapter from Revelations 3:20:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Davis then described his terrifying experiences with his daughter and the “knock” he witnessed. He expressed grave concern that she might have difficulties as she grew up.
Davis said that he and his wife spent the night in the hospital praying. And he heard a ‘knock.’ It was his daughter. According to Davis, his daughter’s speech was much more audible and distinct at that moment in the early hours of the day than it had been previously.
Davis explained that epilepsy patients often need a couple of days to feel back to normal. Davis said that this was a different situation with his daughter. The child, at four years old, was able to return home just like nothing had happened. He said this particular seizure was the most intense one she had ever experienced.
Demario Davis said he had an opportunity to hear a knock at the door from God. Scripture tells us who Jesus is. He is at the door. You need just rise to your feet.