The game went into overtime. I was glued at the end of the couch, wondering what would happen, trying to understand the new rules for overtime games. The kick happened, the first play set up. Hubby literally said "I like Tim Tebow, but he needs a little more work as a quarterback" when the play began, Tim Tebow threw the ball, it was caught and the rest is playoff history to be replayed time after time after time. Awesome game!
Glad that game was won. Nice that one playoff game was at least won by Denver. Next week is the Patriots, that is going to be a tough game.....
I remember hearing about what Bill Maher tweeted a few games ago after Denver lost and Tim Tebow had a less than stellar game. I'm sure lots of you heard about it, won't repeat what he said. That's irrelevant.
I was doing some thinking about this and some Bible reading and these thoughts came to mind that I wrote shortly after that event two weeks ago:
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Bill Maher is not angry or upset with Tim Tebow. Bill Maher is angry and upset about God. He has so much hate, dislike against God and the concept of God that he has to spew words out against him regarding people who take a stand for God and live their lives honoring God, who try to walk the talk or live by the words in the Bible. There will always be Tim Tebows of the word until Jesus comes back. God will raise up men and women who are not ashamed of him and his word and will boldly go out living for him. He will strengthen them and guide them and provide for them according to his perfect will. He will reward them in heaven for their boldness.
Matthew 5:12 says Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Tim Tebow should rejoice and be glad that there are so many, including Bill Maher, who despise him. Tim Tebow is making a difference in the world by how he lives and how he is not ashamed of Jesus. He was voted number one by others as someone they would want as their neighbor. That in itself speaks that his message is getting across to others and people are taking notice of God by how he lives.
What should he say to Bill Maher? Absolutely nothing. Let God deal with Bill Maher however he deems best.
Tim Tebow just needs to continue to shine his light of Jesus for the world to see and we need to pray for him to continue to do so and to continue on that straight and narrow path of Jesus. And we should rejoice and be glad because his reward in heaven, where it really matters, is a great one.
My intent is to pray for Tim Tebow and others who aren't ashamed of their faith in Jesus.
And root come next Saturday when Denver plays Patriots. May the best team win, whichever it is.