It’s hard not to get caught up in the hoopla that is Tim Tebow, but for me, honestly, I was a little “Tebow-ed” out. For those of us hiding under a rock, Tim Tebow is the quarterback from the Denver Broncos. He’s led the Broncos to the playoffs and to a playoff win just this last weekend defying all odds and he’s a christian (wikipedia link).
It’s a wonderful story because he’s the underdog that all of us can relate to – Christian or non-Christian alike, but more than the “Tebowing”, or the “thank you Jesus'” during interviews, the thing that really struck me was when I read the following article on espn.com today. Here’s an excerpt:
Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured, flies them and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave and Buster’s), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts.
After reading the article, I found myself with the following reflections:
1. No one cares what you know unless they know that you care.
2. See the Christ behind the man. The greater story…the great I Am.
3. Faith in Action is powerful.
It’s not every day you see people in the limelight “quietly” living for something beyond themselves. I truly am thankful that we serve a God who can not only INSPIRE Tebow, but also EMPOWER Tebow to be a lover of people and be the same for us. Have a great weekend!
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
(John 13:34-35 ESV)