Mason Gillis’ bible verse tattoo was inspired by his mom and helped star through injury

Mason Gillis is one of basketball’s rising stars.

Known for his versatility on the court, being able to play various positions ranging from shooting guard to power forward, the Purdue star is set for a future in the NBA.

Despite facing a setback with a knee injury that sidelined him during his senior season in high school, Gillis made a remarkable recovery and has since excelled.

The Indiana-born youngster is a Christian and has a bible verse tattooed on his arm.

We explore the meaning behind Gillis’ tattoo and how it helped him overcome his injury.

What is Mason Gillis’ tattoo?

Gillis has several tattoos, however arguably the most prominent of them all is on his left arm.

He told Purdue Sports: “My tattoo is on my left forearm and features a style of wings surrounding the Bible verse “Isaiah 40:31”.

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Why did Mason Gillis get the tattoo?

Gillis told to Purdue Sports: “It really started with my Mom and her brother.

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“They grew up with that verse and that was their favorite passage.

“I just kind of adopted it. It really works with the injury I had last year and coming back from that.”

What does Mason Gillis’ tattoo mean?

Isaiah 40:31 says: “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

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This verse acts as an encouragement for believers to ‘wait for the Lord’ and trust in God’s timing.

Sometimes our prayers won’t be answered immediately or in the ways we want.

But this verse reminds us that God is faithful and sustains those who trust in Him.

This is a particularly helpful message for athletes going through trials such as the long-term injury Gillis had in 2018.

You can watch NickV Ministries’ helpful explanation of Isaiah 40:31 below:

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