Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tebow's A Winner-No Matter What!

I hope Tim Tebow isn't too upset about yesterday's devastating loss to the Patriots. Tebow is still a winner, each and everyday, for his willingness to share his deep faith and be a witness to belief in God. I disagree with a statement in an article in the NY Times by Judy Battista who wrote, "The cheer that has engulfed Tebow's confounding season gave way to mocking as the Patriots destroyed the Broncos, 45-10. " Who is mocking Tim Tebow? Fans of the opposing team perhaps. Tebow can hold his head up high. He has millions of admirers, he's a positive role models for kids who play sports, he's inspired songwriters to rewrite lyrics to songs in admiration of him, and of course "tebowing" is a new word in the English language. Having the courage to give honor and glory to God and praying on one knee (in front of millions) in gratitude for blessings received is noble, in any time, in my opinion.
No one likes to lose, but the positive example that Tebow has set for children is priceless. Children are in desperate need of positive role models in sports and every profession. He's a winner and will continue to be so. He's showing children and adults that it's OK to put God first, to have your priorities straight, to give witness to belief and the benefits of belief in God and to show gratitude for blessings received.

Why does anyone tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith, faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.
Madeline L'Engle