Monday, January 16, 2012

Laying off Tim

The season is over for the Denver Broncos. I assume the #Tebow talk will now subside. Tim has been in the news for tebowing, prayer on one knee during a football game and all sorts of other God infused activities and speech. Those who love him, staunchly support his take on God and his faithfulness. Those who don't like him, spare no amount of ridicule. And little of the commentary has to do with his talent as a quarterback. Jury's still out on that.  I admit, I have second-guessed him as well. His Christianity is over-the-top and quite unlike mine.

BUT, do we look at the man? He is no God and, judging from the last loss, cannot summon God at will for his will. Mostly, he thanks God for what he has been given. But he is humble, a learner, a giver. He does not lash out when verbally attacked. He is not like many other "I'm not a role model" athletes. Rather than moral bankruptcy, Tim has moral currency, even if it does not look like mine.

Tim, the fruit of your walk with Christ looks pretty sweet. Sorry if I laid it on a bit thick. Keep the faith. Thanks for the fruit.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity   1 Timothy 4:12
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart   2 Timothy 2:22

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