Now that the football season is over and a champion crowned, it’s time to take a look back at a very unique story from this past season, a rare story for American sports. A wrench was thrown into the smooth workings of the NFL. That wrench was Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
The story of Tim Tebow should have been one about a young man of singular devotion to Christ, of uncommon and frequent acts of charity, and of courage to voice his beliefs. Tim Tebow was not an athlete who would just point to heaven after a touchdown, but one who walked his Christian life constantly, unafraid and humbly. Sports personalities and pundits in the media handled this story well. However, when the main stream media (MSM) got a hold of this story, a stink arose. For the liberal and atheist media, Tim Tebow was a dangerous man who needed to be put in his place, and that place was in the mud. “How dare a man bring Christ into our secular sport”, was one theme. “The man is a hypocritical showoff kneeling in prayer on the playing field” was another line of attack. Because Mr. Tebow would lose a game, they would crow, “His prayers don’t work.”
The MSM just doesn’t get it. For Tim Tebow, his life is not one to be judged by the world’s standards. He is not after the riches and rewards of this world. The stage that is professional football is where God blessed him with talents to be a witness for Christ. Tim’s prayers are for God’s will to be done, on the field or off, and for God’s strength and protection against the wolves of this world. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” 1 Cor 3:19.