I just finished watching the last five minutes of the Denver Broncos and New York Jets football game. The first fifty-five minutes weren’t anything special, but those last five minutes were spectacular, but as good as they were, it was the after the game review that just blew me away. The quarterback for the Broncos is Tim Tebow, and he draws a lot of criticism. People either love him or hate him, but the funny thing is I don’t think it’s him. I think it’s who he represents. Tim always gives all the credit to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to his teammates and his coaches. He says very little about himself.
Here he was sitting in the midst of a group of legends in the realm of NFL football, and yet he talked and showed his faith in God, in his teammates, and in his coaches. I’m sure to the dischantment of a lot of people the men he was sitting in the middle of found themselves talking more about his faith, and who he was, than about football. His witness was so beautiful, so touching, it made me cry, and thank my God and praise Him for working through this kid.
This is the kind of Christian who makes a difference, who turns the world in which he lives on its head simply by showing people what they haven’t seen before. Tim Tebow isn’t perfect, and I’m not placing him on a pedstal, but I’ll tell you this. He’s the kind of person we should want our children to know about, and to want to be like. In a world that lives to destroy people like Tim Tebow, we as christians should pray daily for him, and for the many, many people who do the same kinds of things he does on a daily basis without fanfare, but with a sincere and loving heart. Sometimes we forget that we are brothers and sisters in Christ, but we are. Let’s pray for and support each other, and show our love one to another. It’s our love for each other, and for our Lord that will draw the lost to our Lord. Let us not forget it.
The following is a video clip of a great song that gives a powerful message, and puts things in perspective for me. Perhaps it will for you as well.