It Was Almost a World without Tebow
How many lives can but one life impact? In an average lifespan of say 78 years for a male, there are approximately 2,459,808,000 opportunities, which are moments granted to us in the dimension of time. That’s nearly two and a half billion ways in which we can actively or even passively touch another’s life. And, that goes for babies, the elderly, the comatose, and those who are simply slumbering in the night. How many times does a baby, by simply being, elicit a smile and bring hope to an adult observer? That’s touching someone’s life, albeit passively. How many times is a husband or wife comforted and reminded of love when looking upon a sleeping spouse in the middle of the night? How many learn genuine selfless love through caring for an elderly parent? Indeed, every second of life is an opportunity.
Florida Gator’s Quarterback Tim Tebow is a prime example of “what is” versus “what could have been.” You see, Tim’s mother while pregnant with Tim contracted a life threatening infection. She was highly encouraged by her doctors to abort the pregnancy to save her own life. She, like St. Gianna Molla, stepped boldly into the shadow of the cross and imitated Christ. She refused to abort. Blessedly, in her case, both mother and child pulled through. Thanks to his mother’s brave, selfless choice, Tim Tebow is a case of “what is” rather than “what could have been.” And, what a powerful case of “what is” is the life of Tim Tebow. He is, thus far, making great use of his approximately 2,459,808,000 opportunities.
Tim is a great anomaly in the celebrity stricken world of big money sports. He is a committed Christian, who lives his values and is not at all ashamed to say so and say so boldly. Tim Tebow is a man with a chest, a backbone, an iron will, and an unapologetic love of Christ. His new found money and fame, not to mention the unsavory types that tend to congregate around professional athletes, make for a wide and easy road to a hedonistic lifestyle . . . fast cars, glamorous ladies, wild parties. Apparently, though, not in Tim’s case . . . much to the shock of reporters, Tim answered a personal question, point blank. He was asked whether he was saving himself for marriage; in other words, whether or not he is a virgin. His simple answer was:
“Yes I am.”
Tim indicated that he was ready to field another question, but there was silence and confusion among the reporters. Tim, unashamed, laughed it off and said:
“I think y’all were stunned by that. Y’all can’t even ask a question. Wow. I mean, I was ready for that question. I don’t think y’all were.”
Now that’s countercultural. That’s confident. That’s brave. That’s . . . well, that’s being a real man and God knows (literally) that we need more of them.
In my opinion, Tim Tebow’s mom is St. Gianna Molla the second and a world with Tim Tebow and his approximately 2.5 billion opportunities to impact the lives of others is a far better world than one without Tim Tebow.
News Source: Lifesitenews.com