316 yards, 31.6 yards for the average pass, John 3:16 and Tim Tebow. That alone almost makes not being a Christian implausible. If one was to write the storyline of the Broncos vs Steelers game like it turned out, it would again fall within the context of sheer implausibility. But those are exactly the stats Tim Tebow put up against the number defense in the NFL last Sunday.
If I were an atheist, that would scare the hell out of me. Whatever works. “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.”(Jude 21-23)
Why are those of the radical left beginning to taut Tim Tebow as the most divisive person in sports? Why can’t they be tolerant of someone who dares defy their premise of social acceptability? Because not all hypocrites go to church. Because they don’t control the agenda when Christ is lifted up. You can’t look at the life of Tim Tebow without being aware of the One he loves and represents. The Jesus he presents isn’t the package they can trump.
Tebow writes in his book, Through My Eyes, “What it boils down to is that. . . if there’s someone who agrees that Christians don’t have to be weak, either in mind, body, or soul, then undertaking this project was the right thing to do, regardless of what the world thinks is the ‘right time’ to write a memoir.”(xi)
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2:Timothy 3:12) Why? Because “He (Jesus) came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” (John 1:11) There has been a backlash against the media for its treatment of Tebow. Why? “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name.”(v12) Tebow is championing what many of us believe and to God be the glory!
Tebow is filled with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. That’s Who the commotion is really all about. This battle is cosmic. It really is amazing that there is more going on here than just we terrestrial footballers, and they’re watching, too. It’s not about the NFL. It’s about a living Savior using a servant to bring glory to Himself in undeniable ways, regardless of a final football score.
What is John 3:16? “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Believe.