The Vikings eventually lost the NFC Championship game to the New Orleans Saints in overtime, but the memories of Favre's effort are etched in the minds of many.
So the question remains, "Will he really retire?" (He's retired and un-retired twice now). He has to be asking himself, "Will my body take another year of this pounding?" For him to continue playing, his body must be able to support him. Even though he seems super-human, the fact is that Brett Favre's body will eventually wear out.
This is where the problem lies with many of us. We put our trust in faulty support systems. We have faith that we will always have a job, that we won't run out of money, that we will always have particular talents and that our bodies will always be able to do what they do.
When we begin to lose these things or they start to deteriorate we find ourselves in trouble. We find that we have put our faith in the wrong things, in things that don't last.
There is only one thing that is eternal and that is Jesus. Put your faith in Him and you will be building your house on a firm foundation.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."