It’s Tebow Time

Me & Grandaughter Kamy Tebow 1-13-12

I’m not a football fan, but I am a big Tim Tebow fan. Not because of his skill as a quarterback, but because of the bold way he shares his faith. I became a Tim Tebow fan when his controversial Prolife Super Bowl ad aired in 2010. So I couldn’t have been more thrilled when the Bronco’s chose Tebow as their first round draft pick.

It would be nearly impossible to find anyone who hasn’t heard of Tim Tebow – especially if you live in Denver. But Tim’s newfound fame hasn’t gone to his head. He continually gives praise to “his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” and is quick to acknowledge the hard work of his teammates. I can’t think of another professional athlete with as much humility.

Tebow takes a moment to bow before the Lord, in thanks, after each touchdown. This action has been coined Tebowing. Now, due to Tebow’s unabashed faith, thousands pose on bended knee. Whether Tebowing is done in jest, as a ‘good luck charm’ or in true faith, it’s help raise awareness for prayer and God’s role in our lives (even football).

Tebow’s positive attitude has energized the Bronco’s and helped create the momentum that got them to the play offs. Even when Tim’s not playing, he’s encouraging others through The Tim Tebow Foundation, which exists to help people through tough times. Tim understands that God gave him this platform so he’d have the opportunity to help others.

Hundreds witnessed the halo over Sports Authority Field at Mile High last weekend. There are pictures all over the internet. Since Tebow’s life has been a miracle from the time of his conception, it’s not hard to accept this as just another miracle from “his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” In fact it could be God’s way of saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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6 thoughts on “It’s Tebow Time

  1. Seth was in town for a tournament. We enjoyed watching him play and he got a great score with a slapshot from point. Afterwards he said, “I told myself that if I scored I was going to Tebow, then I got so excited when I did that I forgot!”

    I love that Tebow offers hope and courage for all of us, but especially for my sons in their athletic pursuits.

  2. Cute photo! I love football, and I admire Tebow for speaking out about his faith, but I’m from MA and was raised to be a Patriots fan, so with the recent Brady/Tebow rival, I have to side with my home team! But I think it’s great what he’s doing to get people thinking about God more.

    • Kate,
      I get that. You need to support your home team.
      I also think it’s great that Tebow is getting everyone to consider the role of faith in sports and the role God plays in our lives.

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. - Psalm 34:19

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