I have noticed that a lot of people are spending a lot of time on the Tebow phenomenon. Both sides, those who love it and those who hate it, are constantly throwing more wood into the fires and passions are running high. I have no desire to add more fuel or to consume a lot of time talking about it, but I just wanna say a few things. This will be a short post.
- Don’t get mad about the so-called “Tebowing” as a reference to prayer. So what, big deal. I doubt that God is getting all worked up over someone bowing their knee and not calling it by the right word. Someday every knee is gonna bow anyway, it just looks like some are getting in some early practice. My advice: stop getting offended over minor things. It will save you a lot of ulcers and stress. Besides, for those who are doing the whole thing in a mocking fashion, there are bigger problems for them (Galatians 6:7).
- Don’t read too much into things like Tebow’s stat line from a big improbable win. By all means, have a little fun with it if you want, but don’t start looking for signs in a box score or stat sheet. God has communicated pretty effectively without resorting to Tebow’s QB stats or passing yards. But there is no harm in being amused or even thankful that so many people are checking out John 3:16 yet again thanks to Timmy. Since no one is holding up those cute banners at games anymore that I have seen, this is the next best thing.
- It’s OK to pull for Tebow. I enjoy watching someone do what no one says can be done. Mark Gungor has jokingly said that he should be the “patron saint” of marriage because he just never gives up. I kind of like that. It is fun to root for a guy who just won’t quit trying. I think we can all relate to that a little bit. I am not a Broncos fan. I never really liked them at all. But more and more, I think it would be fun to see them win the Super Bowl this year just because it would make a lot of people’s heads virtually explode at the incongruity of it all. Besides, my Cowboys (whom everybody knows is America’s team even if God is currently smiting them) are out of it anyway so who else would I root for at this point.
There it is. In typical pastor fashion, I have given you three points; now for the poem.
Roses are red
Broncos wear blue
Tebow wins games
What will you do?
P.S. This blog was intended as light humor. If you are offended by this post then you have utterly missed the point. Try rereading point number one again. Rinse, read, repeat as often as necessary.