Tim Tebow is a hero to many, young and old, and he accepts being a role model willingly and humbly. Actually he seems to work hard at it.
But if you were to ask him personally if he considers himself a hero, I’d be willing to bet he’d tell you, “No, I’m not a hero but I HAVE a hero!” Tim’s hero is not in the NFL, nor is he a member of any sports team, nor an Olympic medalist. Tim’s main hero is his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Tim introduces Jesus to one and all through his life and words. I’ve never met Tim Tebow but I know these facts about him because Tim is one of the family. He’s my little brother … in the Lord. You see, Tim’s hero is my hero too.
When a young man like Tim Tebow humbles himself before his Lord in front of millions of sports fans, dropping to one knee to pray, thanking Jesus for a game, won or lost, and for his team mates, Tim is simply honoring his hero, his Savior, Jesus Christ. When Tim speaks at a church service or humbly takes the microphone for an interview, he sees those times as opportunities to honor his Lord.
So you Tebow critics, don’t be too quick to cut down on this Godly young man when he takes a knee to “Tebow!” Or for that matter, when he does anything to glorify his Lord; like living a clean life, free of drugs and alcohol, and like saving himself in purity for the young woman God is preparing to be his wife.
Hey Jets, consider this: when Tim came to you, the whole family came along; Father, Son, Spirit and all the kids. You see, Tim is ultimately on God’s team so everywhere Tim goes, God goes. And don’t forget, there are millions of us in Tim’s Christian family who follow his career and are praying for Tim and the Jets regularly!
Does this mean that we brothers and sisters in Tim’s Christian family no longer pray for other NFL teams? Of course it doesn’t mean that! Many of us still pray for Denver and especially that Payton Manning stays healthy. (We might, however, pray that the Lord blesses Peyton with many wonderful interceptions! :-D)
The original purpose of this monthly blog was to explore and report on the developing relationship between my young wife, Susan, and I. So what do Tim Tebow and football have to do with my marriage? For one, I like football. Never played the game, wish I understood more about it, and of course I follow Tim’s career daily.
My Susan, she’s not so much a football fan but she’s certainly interested in anyone who is part of our greater Christian family. So Sue gets excited along with me when I report any news to her about Tim. And that’s just another thing the Lord is using to bond my sweet wife and I together as one. (Wives, take a hint from my Susan!)
And BTW, more than just football, whatever I enjoy, Susan is happy to join in with me … even if it be walking along as I go hunting , joining me while I’m fishing, or snuggling to watch a Rambo film together, 😉 you name it … EXCEPT camping! 🙁 And of course I’m happy to become involved in the things that are a part of her life, also, like attending medical conferences and medical-related functions with her, or simply enjoying being with her family and making them my family too. To put it in few words, Susan and I are here for each other 24/7. It’s the heart of our “Unending Honeymoon!”
Would you like to have a better understanding of where Tim Tebow is coming from in his Christian faith? Read several of my free Christian “Booklets,” above this blog, to the left. I suggest you start with How To Live Forever, then read Buzzard Bait.
May our Lord be with you all until next time,
Grandpa Carl Peters
Addendum: Novels by Carl Peters, available on Amazon Kindle, above right:
Victory – Heroes are sometimes found in the most unusual places. Victory is the short story about a boy’s daydreams and how he learned “the secret formula of how to make his dreams come true” … from a most unusual friend. Victory is an animated adventure for the whole family.
The Tallest Angel – The inspirational family adventure novel based on the short story, Victory. This family story takes over where Victory ends, that is, AFTER RICHIE WAKES UP from his dream adventure! A fun story, part real life, part Disney-like animated fantasy, woven together to surely charm the kid in each of us.
Solo – A twenty-four year old Christian woman, Joy, is tempted to stray from her Lord. But through a series of unique, heaven-sent events she is befriended by Paul, an older man who steps in as the father figure Joy has not had for nine years. As their father – daughter friendship develops, Paul gives Joy much-needed wholesome Christian advice about life and marriage.
Transgression – Definitely an edgy John Grisham type novel. The story of a sinful preacher and the terrible consequences his sin brings upon his church family. The amazing part of this story is how the Lord eventually brings a silver lining out of the darkest storm clouds. This story is powerful, at times overwhelming, yet gentle in its application of God’s truths.