What to do with Tebow
Okay, I’ll admit that I’m not a huge Tebow fan when it comes to football. Maybe it’s because I’m a Razorback and he’s a Gator. Maybe it’s because he’s not anything close to what a quarterback is supposed to be. Who knows?
But as a Christian and a brother-in-Christ, Tim Tebow is blazing a path in the public square that has rocked just about everyone back on their heals…and I LOVE it. A wimp, Tim Tebow is not. Bold and unashamed about Jesus Christ he is. And people don’t know what to do with a true-blue follower of Jesus. Some make fun of him. Some admire him. Some try and tune him out. Still others are tuning in. One thing is certain – you can’t ignore Tim Tebow or the Jesus he talks so clearly and boldly about.
Last week in an interview for The Huddle, former Denver Broncos quarterback, Jake Plummer, in trying to complement Tebow also appealed to him to tone down his rhetoric about Jesus. Said Plummer, “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff.”
Many people would wilt under the intense scrutiny that Tim Tebow faces when he testifies to his Savior. But this is Tebow. And when asked to respond to Plummer’s comments, Tim Tebow…well let’s just say he took it up a notch: “If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife ‘I love her’ the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to tell him that I love him or given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m gonna take that opportunity. And so I look at it as a relationship that I have with him that I want to give him the honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity. And then right after I give him the honor and glory, I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory. And that’s how it works because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates. I respect Jake’s opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner. But I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it.”
As people sit around and wonder what to do with Tebow, I find myself wondering what all God is going to do with Tim Tebow.