In an interview earlier today Tim Tebow was responding to the impressive turn around the Broncos have had since he has taken over as QB. Throughout the interview (as seen here) Tim Tebow is criticized not only on his playing skills, but his personal life. Jake Plummer Commented on Tim Tebow relationship with Jesus Christ by saying,
“I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him,” Plummer told 910-AM. “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff.”
Tebow’s response was one the demonstrated true humility and proclaimed the Gospel as well. His response was,
“If you’re married and you have a wife and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife ‘I love her’ the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity? That’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ.”
This response is so simple, but yet explains clearly to those listening in the depth of Tim’s relationship with Christ. Yes, he could of responded with sarcasm or in defense. However, at the very moment Tim took the opportunity to preach the gospel to those men sitting right there and to however many people listening in. Kudos Tim, my respect continues to grow for you brother, and I pray your platform to preach the Gospel continues to grow.
As for us Tim’s response in something we should try to mirror in our own life. How often do we try and avoid the opportunity to say how much we love Christ? Or to tell about what Christ has done for us? Are we truly excited about our relationship with Christ, or do we use it has a pass to be apart of a club. Take Tebow’s example of unashamed faith. We must realize that while preaching of the Gospel of Christ people will strongly dislike or even poke fun of. However, who do you love more? The critics or Christ? Your action will display who’s commands you are willing to submit to.