Okay, so the Broncos lost last night 45-10 against the Patriots. The race that Tim Tebow ran in his 2nd year out of college was quite amazing. The craze here in Colorado was a joy to follow. Here’s the fun for Christians: watching a godly young man do such an excellent job at his calling while professing his love for Jesus Christ.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t watch the game last night. I was at a speech and debate tournament in Denver with the family. The league that we belong provides an arena of competition for these young people to train in communication skills. I’m so incredibly proud of the teams, many of them alumni from my family’s ministry (Training Minds Ministry), and my own children did quite well.
It’s nice to be reminded, though, that the reward isn’t in the trophy at the end of the day. I know, of course I’d say that, now that the Broncos lost. But you know what? It is a nice reminder that God has bigger plans for us beyond the competition.
That’s what is so great about Tebow. He shows his unfettered love for Jesus without much thought of the trolls that love to ridicule him. I really admire Tebow’s resistance. While there are some that mock God and ridicule Tebow for his faith, there are way more people who love Jesus who think Tebow is awesome.
Here’s what’s convicting: more of us shy away from being proud of our love for Christ. We may express our love in a small groups or in the church pew on Sunday, but we don’t express it openly, unapologetically. We’re the last people on the planet who will paint John 3:16 under our eyes.
Tim Tebow kneels down and publicly thanks Jesus for his successes. He’s genuine. He’s probably enjoying this Sunday thanking God for his successful season and the rest He has provided.
I envy Tebow’s belief. He loves God. Period. Those of us who also love God (and remember, we far outnumber those who ridicule the faith) can’t help but cheer Tebow on. Some of our cheering is because of his quarterback success, but that’s hardly the gist of it. We privately wish for the same faith in our own lives. We walk with God and want to be just as open as Tebow, just as confident and sure. We want to share the light in our lives with others.
That’s why I think Tim Tebow’s awesome.