Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tim Tebow

Whether or not you are a football fan, this fellow is making big news. At the young age of 24, when most guys that age are swinging from studying/working to partying, this young man is focused and determined. Publicly on television, he declared his resolve to remain a virgin until marriage -

view YouTube video here

and he regularly claims that his Christian faith is the most important thing in his life.

But he is not just words; he lives out his Christian belief. To every game in which he plays, he brings a family of a disabled child to watch the game, putting them up in a hotel and having dinner with them, providing them with prime seats at the game and all expenses are paid by none other than Tebow himself. Stories of his interaction with disabled kids are beginning to spread. This guy is for real.

He elicits great scorn from many people, begin satirized on TV, with perhaps the worst being pro-aborts organizing a fund-raiser for Planned Parenthood - every time Tebow bends his knee on the field and prays, you can donate $10 to an abortion clinic. How perverse is that?

While many of us would find his actions a little too "out there", but I have to admit that when I see this guy on the field with Scripture written under his eyes, and see him acknowledging Jesus Christ in full view of thousands of people, I am full of respect for him. And the Scripture line comes to mind
"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. - Matthew 10:32

Given the coincidence of Tebow's Scripture passage and his pass of 316 yards, John 3:16 was the most "googled" item on Monday Jan 9, 2012, the day after the game. 90 million searches for that passage is proof that Tebow has certainly given his witness to his Saviour.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16

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