OK, so I really wanted to avoid writing a blog on Tebow. I truly did. My kids were teasing me last night about whether or not I would & I told them, “No, I probably would not.” Not being a football fan, I did not think that there would be anything that I would have to say about the game, the sport, the player. But…..
I read an article this morning. OK, maybe two articles. Putting aside the comments about the 316 yard pass being likened to John 3:16, putting aside the comments that Tebow could touch his teammates & probably heal them, there really is something about the man. Both articles made mention of Tim Tebow’s humility.
Humility, according to dictionary.com, is…..”a modest opinion of one’s own importance, rank, etc.; lowliness.”
From Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary, we read:
Humility: a freedom from arrogance that grows out of the recognition that all we have & are comes from God. The Greek philosophers despised humility because to them it implied inadequacy, lack of dignity, and worthlessness. Biblical humility is not a belittling of oneself, but an exalting or praising of others, especially God & Christ. Humble people focus more on God & others than on themselves. (page 586).
In being humble, Tim Tebow has drawn more attention to God, to others & to himself than he ever could have imagined. He continues to praise God. He continues to state his appreciation for his teammates, ““who make me look a lot better than I really am.”
Scripture reminds us:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 NIV).
A little further in that same chapter, it says:
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (verse 10, NIV).
Yes, Tim Tebow has demonstrated his athletic ability. But perhaps, more so, he has demonstrated that truly, in God’s economy, the way up is truly down. May he continue to remain humble before God & his teammates. May we learn from his example.
****Krisy & Tim, I tried. I really tried 🙂 But in the end, I succumbed.