Tim Tebow is an amazing quarterback. But more importantly, Tim Tebow is a Christian, with a passion for proclaiming the gospel. From his missions work to his eye-black, Tim knows what really matters — and it’s not football. By God’s grace, he stands as a stellar example of how to use your platform to magnify the Lord.
At our conference in Orange County this weekend, Brett and I read the latest cover story on this God-glorifying young man and his family. Whether you’re into sports or not, as rebelutionaries we should all be inspired by Tim Tebow’s example and committed to lifting him up in our prayers. The enemy would love to take him down.
- You Gotta Love Tim Tebow
by Austin Murphy
He’s a Heisman Trophy winner and a two-time national champion, but the Florida quarterback will tell you he does his most important and rewarding work off the football field.[Williams] was ferrying Tebow and three other Gators to the Lawtey Correctional Institution, one of Florida’s four “faith-and-character-based” prisons. There would be prayers and singing, and gospel music from the prison’s own band. But the highlight of the night would be a 25-minute oration by Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, who would stress the importance of “finishing strong” and conclude with an invitation for inmates to come down from the bleachers to be his “brothers in Christ” and be born again.
“It’s one of my favorite things to do,” Tebow said during the drive, making it sound as if he were bound for Walt Disney World rather than this razor-wire-ribboned stalag 35 miles northeast of Gainesville. “You’re talking to guys who have no hope, no support, who have been totally written off by the world.”
Watching Tebow zip passes into the seams of opposing defenses, lower his shoulder in short yardage and exhort his teammates like King Henry V on St. Crispin’s Day, one might think that he was put on this earth just to run coach Urban Meyer’s spread offense. Watching him pace the floor of a gymnasium packed with 660 wayward men hanging on his every syllable is to realize that regardless of what position Tebow eventually plays in the NFL, and for how long, the football phase of his life is merely a means to a greater end.