January 9, 2012

About Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow and crew have done what many (mainly the media) are call nothing short of miraculous.... He is known for last minute and unbelievable come backs. But, this recent overtime victory against the Steelers has people talking even more. Check out these statistics...
  • Tebow had 316 yards passing 
  • His throws (I guess not counting after the catch) averaged 31.6 yards per pass
  • Denver's Time of Possesion is 31 minutes and 6 seconds

In college Tebow wore the words "John 3:16" below his eyes. And the media is selling that story and many Christians are running with it. Is it just a coincidence? Or is there something more?

People want to believe there is more.

Does God favor Tim Tebow over all other Christian athletes?

I am not trying to discredit Tim Tebow's ability or his character. I think he has had an amazing rookie year. I also think that he has a remarkable future in the NFL as a quarterback. But I think we should stop before we buy the media's hype about it. I think that the media is expecting a loss to keep the Broncos from winning many of the  big games, possibly the Super Bowl.

When I see things like this - the media connecting sports to religion -  I am reminded of a passage about loving your enemies. I think it especially applies because in a game, there are sides. And, during game time, battle lines are drawn. The enemy wears the other uniform.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
No matter who the media paints as the saint or the enemy, the sun will rise on them the same. The rain will fall on them the same. God doesn't favor Tim Tebow by giving him wins or putting him in the spotlight. 

But is Tim Tebow in the spotlight for God's glory?

Tim Tebow has the world watching him. They see him as some sort of spokes person for God. And, they believe the hype that the media is feeding them. And, when the Broncos (as a team) falls short and loses a game, the world will be watching. 

The question is, will Tim Tebow give the credit to God?
It will be then that the God gets the real glory.