Monday, January 16, 2012

Tebow is Out; Jesus is Still In

It is January 16 and the temps in Southwest Missouri hit an unseasonable 68 degrees today (that's 20C for my non-American friends)! Of course, it is January and it is Missouri so the forecasted 19F (-7C) for tomorrow night should be no surprise.

I had a great weekend. I hope that all of you did, as well. Some big surprises in the football world; and also some not so surprising results. Green Bay and New Orleans are both out of the Superbowl running. So is Denver and Tim Tebow. Since I'm not a big football fan, I really don't care. What I do care about is that it is one weekend closer to MLB's spring training! I wasn't even sure of the rest of the NFL schedule. I had to check with my dad to be see if there is one more weekend of play-offs and then a two week break before the big game. That takes us right into baseball season.

The now former Cardinal Albert Pujols was always pretty quick with the "thanks to Jesus" thing but never really took much criticism for it until he left the team. I don't recall players from the opposing teams mocking him -- maybe that has more to do with Albert being one of the best and Tim being an average NFL quarterback. On the Cardinals' team, there are others that are stepping up and being vocal about their faith in Jesus. It will be interesting to see how things play out over the coming years. I'm sure that we haven't heard the last from Tim Tebow -- or the last about Tim Tebow.

For now, it appears that Tebow has the Bronco's starting job and it is his to flourish in or lose. And even if he never stepped on the field again, Jesus would continue in His role as King of kings and Lord of lords.

From ESPN writer Rick Reilly, here's something that you may not have known about Tim Tebow:

"Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured," Reilly wrote. "He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's), gets them and their families pregame passes, visits with them just before kickoff (!), gets them 30-yard-line tickets down low, visits with them after the game (sometimes for an hour), has them walk him to his car, and sends them off with a basket of gifts."

You can read the BP article here.

John <><

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Now that's what I call a Christian!He is following in the footsteps of Antony of Egypt, who led many men and women to console those who were facing adversities back in the early days of the faith. Today is his feast day, and it also happens to be our son Charley's 28th birthday. Time flies when you listen to your calling!