316, who would have thought that such a big deal would have been made about how many yards passing a quarterback had in a wild card play-off game? It seems that over the years there has always been a fan in the stands with a sign, at a big game, with "John 3:16" on it. One guy has one chance to get a short message to millions. It's a Bible verse. I do think that these guys are football fans, but they have the presence of mind to honor Christ in the midst of it.
So we come to Tim Tebow. In every since, it seems that he is the genuine article: a Christian. And not because he calls himself a Christian, but because those who aren't believers call him a Christian. He routinely wore Bible verse references on his eye black in college, but when he came to the pros, the NFL would not allow it. Why? I assume it's because the aren't making a dollar off of it, but I digress. So the reason it is suddenly so popular, is that he put it in the stats of last weeks game, by throwing for 316 yards: the modern day and football equivalent to Babe Ruth calling his shot, every at bat of the game, or it was a coincidence (like any one of the million coincidences that takes place in the lives of every Christian.)
So, all the speculation that comes with a win, the story of an underdog and whether or not the young Christian will win the day have the media from all corners boiling over to put their spin on the story; and of course, an occasional blogger. So here is my take on things: in a few hours whether Tebow and the Broncos win or lose, God will still be on His throne. What I like most about it is, I believe Tim knows that, and either way he will glorify God. So, for me, I hope he has the game of his life, but if he has the worst game of his life: he's no different than any servant of God. We all have wins and loses, but the Lord knows, that right now, I'd sure welcome a win. Bless you all.
In case you didn't see it, the game didn't go well for the Broncos, but that's the game I love. Tebow has drawn criticism from different directions, but the loss was a team effort. One sad commentary, is that Tim is drawing criticism from Christian circles, and I think I have put my finger on why. I don't know anyone who doesn't think that he is a fine Christian; but, I think what bothers Christians is that a young man taking a few seconds to acknowledge God in a triumphant moment, is viewed as quaint by the rest of the world, and in fact just highlights how godless our society is.