|Tim Tebow at the 2009 Championship Game|
Tim Tebow is not only a phenomenal football player and a wonderful human being, but also a "live it out loud" Christian.
It is truly inspiring to see Tebow tell the world about God. Many athletes are Christians, but most just keep it to themselves, I probably would. Not Tim Tebow. He yells it to the crowds, He announces him Thanksgivings on National Broadcast and he lets the world know who is first in his heart.
Even at the office, at home, sometimes even in church do we really ever let the world know who is first in our hearts? I suppose the next question is, who is first in our hearts? If it truly is Christ then how could anyone really question our faith? Do we walk the walk that we are trying to talk?
I don't mean get in people's face or pester people about becoming Christian, in my opinion that is not a good witness. Witnessing means being an example of God's glory. It means helping a friend when you'd rather do anything else, It means giving to those in need when you have nothing to give because you know God will fulfill your needs, it is loving your enemy because even he (or she) is a child of God.
Tim Tebow may be just a football player, but he has send his message this past weekend with his win against the Steelers. He did not give up because he was playing a "legendary" team. He did not give in when the scores became tied. He kept. throwing the ball and his receivers would catch it. He believed that God was with him in everything he does, even something as insignificant as a football game.
And maybe, just maybe, since Tebow is who he is and since he is placed on this national scene, perhaps his message will reach far and wide, perhaps people would come to know the Lord because of this amazing man who puts God first and tells the world about it
I found this really interesting:
Sunday night against the Steelers, Tebow had
316 yards passing and
316 average yards per pass
Tebow wore John 3:16 on his eye black during the 2009 Championship Game forever identifying him with the verse:
John 3:16--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
Talk about powerful!
Maybe there is something about Tim Tebow, maybe our Prophets look a little different in the 21st century
If you want to read some more interesting tidbits about Tebow it can be found at Yahoo! Sports
For now, I say God Bless you Tim Tebow!