Tim Tebow used his Platform for Jesus.
Living in South Africa, we have our own sports, the different sports star; I have only recently come to hear about Tim Tebow. So what makes him so special that I am writing about him? I am sure most of you already know the answer to that, Tim Tebow is a Christian, so there are lots of Christians that I could write about, why HIM??? Because he is a famous sports star, so let me give you some history courtesy of Google and Wikipedia and various other news sites etc.
Timothy Richard “Tim” Tebow, born August 14, 1987) is an American football player who is currently the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and played college football at Florida.
Tebow was selected in the 1st round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. He started the last three games of his rookie season and became the Broncos’ full-time starting QB beginning in the 6th game of 2011. His team was 1-4 before Tebow began playing regularly, but immediately began winning with him on the field, often by coming from behind late in the 4th quarter.
Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, to American parents who were serving as Christian Baptist missionaries at the time. His mother, Pamela Elaine (née Pemberton), is the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel, and his father, Robert Ramsey Tebow II, is a pastor. While pregnant, his mother suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the foetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors had expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion to protect her life, although abortions are illegal in the Philippines, but she remained undaunted and refused having an abortion.
Wow, what an amazing story not so? I mean think about it, the doctors told his mother to abort him, she refused, and she had faith that both of them would survive and look at him today, a famous football player. Still what makes him so special? It is simple.
HIS FAITH IN JESUS
Tim Tebow used the amazing platform he had been given to tell people about the Lord, and to be a role model to other young and IMPRESSIONABLE sports enthusiasts. WHAT better way to use the platform other than to serve the Almighty Jesus. That is AMAZING, he uses his platform to Praise the Lord. Just imagine how many people he can reach and has already reached just by proclaiming his Faith to the world.
Now did you know there is this thing called the Tebow Rule:
In 2010, a new rule for the next NCAA football season, dubbed “The Tebow Rule” by media because it would have affected him, banned messages on eye paint. During his college football career, Tebow frequently wore references to biblical verses on his eye black. In the 2009 BCS Championship Game, he wore John 3:16 on his eye paint, and as a result, 92 million people searched “John 3:16” on Google during or shortly after the game. Additionally, later, when Tebow switched to another verse, there were 3.43 million searches of “Tim Tebow” and “Proverbs 3:5-6” together. Tebow stated of the searches: “It just goes to show you the influence and the platform that you have as a student-athlete and as a quarterback at Florida”.
The NFL already has a rule like this in prohibiting players from wearing messages on eye black; so, Tebow would not be able to continue the practice in the NFL. Despite the media labelling it as the Tebow rule, the NCAA denies the rule was influenced by Tebow particularly, since many other notable players (Reggie Bush and Terrelle Pryor for example) wear or have worn messages on eye black. An NCAA spokesman said “When this rule was proposed the committee did not focus on any one team or student athlete. That measure reinforces what the intended use of eye black is which is to shade the eyes from the sun.”
Ok SERIOUSLY add up 92 MILLION and 3.43 MILLION searches on Google = 95.43 MILLION people searched those scriptures. Do you get that not… let me repeat: 95.43 MILLION PEOPLE, NOW THAT is a HUGE PLATFORM FOR JESUS.
I commend Tim Tebow for his dedication to the Lord, and can only hope and pray that the Lord will use me in this way too or whichever way HE sees fit for my life.
Tim Tebow and the surging Denver Broncos are the biggest story in the NFL this season, as his leadership style, fourth quarter heroics and unabashed religiosity feed a national media frenzy. As Fred Bowen reported.
May we all look to Tim Tebow and strive to do the same for JESUS.
Have a look at this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QUe8NLZztY
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