How Denver Missed the Miracle of a Christian Who Really Lived His Faith
The Silencing of Christians in America
Popularity is not everything in life. As Tim Tebow made a choice to not surrender his faith in Jesus Christ at the altar of fame and success, my desire to watch any type of sports dwindled, perhaps fatally. My opinion may not get national attention, but let me assure you it is based on purity and not hype.
The reason I don't listen to the media or sports celebrieis, is because of their consist failure in the area of integrity. They are as so many celebrities, chameleons, with commitment only to their own self-promotion and monetary gain, saying whatever people want to hear! Perhaps its their insecurities that cause them to compromise so readly, but because it's been so long since we have seen responsible athletes that think they have no responsibility to the world for their actions.
Whatever your reason for the thousands of slams made against Tim Tebow, you won't change the character or faith of this young man. You don't have that kind of power for Tim truly knows who to give the credit to!
Tim is sure of one thing, he is a believer in God and the outcome of a football game, win or lose doesn't determine tomorrow for him. He doesn't accept praise exclusively to himself, (in case you haven't noticed), and the arrogance you accuse him of simply doesn't apply.
Maybe now would be a good time for you to listen and really observe instead of talk. Even if you know much about football, In other matters, you may have some things to learn about Christians. Like it or not, there are some out here who are trying to live genuinely.
It appears to make you uncomfortable to think about more than human effort being responsible for the recent "last minute" success of our team. Tim Tebow knows where the credit belongs for his talents and for the victory.
"First and foremost, I want to thank My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," have been his exact words game after game, year after year. For that, he receives your criticism? Where's the tolerance for his faith, his commitment, his belief, in this world that accepts every other possibility and faith but Christianity?
Even former "professional" football players and sportscasters seem to begrudge Tim Tebow for getting too much attention as the "reason" for the winning season. Such conduct is not "professional", while building others up is. We live in a world where ridicule is king, and where lack of character and boasting has-beens spout off obscenities in the name of entertainment.
There is always that constancy in the media, for the "almost beens" to Sunday night or Monday night quarterback to discredit, to ridicule, to doubt. Make fun of him if you will, that will not change his heart because in spite of all the publicity, he is a believer and he is not ashamed.
Unlike the greedy, self-centered multi-million dollar contract players of so many team sports who shop around for whom they can exploit and are really in it for what they can get not give, Tim is remaining himself, a humble, generous Christian young man and role model, who is striving to keep things in his life in perspective.
Might I suggest being a support since he is just getting started in his career? You promote your favorite underdogs even when they have no morals or character, and make icons of them encouraging people to follow. It makes them attention seekers, much like the Kardashians.
Tim doesn't aspire to fame, he was raised in a missionary home, and by the way he loves you anyway, even when you treat him poorly. He probably prays for you. To him, football isn't who he is, it is what he does, a perspective other athletes might use for better lifestyles.
He has been generous to others throughout his life, including through Dreamscometrue.org since his high school years. He is good to his team members, diverting attention and accolades to their participation in plays and commends them privately as well as openly.
He is working to bring the team together, galvanizing good team dynamics, and just plain being a blessing. Money to him compells responsibility to care for others, not indulgence, sexual pleasure or drug use. What a concept!
Yet media, always seeking to defame and diminish unusual talent rather than accept it, will spend more effort digging up skeletons, convinced that they will sell more time, tabloids and internet interest. They would rather bring down than lift up, God forbid we should have a reliable, true role model so needed in a world like ours.
As for me and my friends, we will continue to cheer, enjoy, and then rejoice at every success this team enjoys. We will look forward to more days like today, when truth and good morals and values prevail. In the sports world, where there is so little concern for the fans, and so great attention focused on drug and drunk driving arrests, domestic violence, and womanizing,
Tim Tebow, in his new home, has the opportunity to reach more young people and to have an impact for what matters most by the grace of God. He, at Denver's loss, "emerges victorious", and you simply don't have the power to take that away.
He bows his knee and raises his hands and eyes to the heavens because as Psalm 121 says, "I lift my eyes up unto the heavens, Where does my help come from? My help comes from You, Lord, Maker of heaven and earth."
Here in the Mile High City, it's became reality, but not for long. It was refreshing for some of us, but not for the alcohol and drug consuming majority. Tim Tebow's name will be remembered for eternity, and no one can take that away.