Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Typical Tim" Great Moment - 2 The Concussion

No. 2 - The Concussion

Why was this a "Typical Tim" moment? Because it was how Tebow dealt with adversity, and not victory, that ultimately has been Tebow's greatest witness. There were more Google searches regarding Tebow's concussion, than either the 2008 National Championship game/John 3:16 or the 2009 SEC Championship game and "Tebow crying."

Many detractors of Christians expressing their faith in games and in association with sports believe that Christians only "thank their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" when they win, and not when they lose. But Tebow responded to the concussion by wearing I Thessalonians 5:18 - "In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" - for his return to play against LSU.

The concussion also shattered the "perfect" facade that many mistakenly had ascribed to Tebow. Instead, we all got to see that Tim Tebow is human like the rest of us, and that moment was a frightening thing for many fans. It was a sobering reminder that all of us are mortal, and that football is and will continue to be a brutal sport.

How Tebow responded, by relying on his faith, is what makes it a "typical" moment.

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