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Tim Tebow is likely a name that many have not heard in some time. The former Heisman trophy winner and NFL star has been perhaps as, or even more, well known as an outspoken Christian as he has for his football prowess. This has been most exemplified by the famous meme that made the rounds called “Tebowing”. This was a comment on Tebow’s propensity to kneel on the field after scoring a touchdown.
It is now being reported that:
Former University of Florida Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and Denver Broncos starter Tim Tebow recently accepted the Sports Impact Award at the K-LOVE Fan Awards.
While accepting the award Tebow gave an impassioned speech about caring for the most vulnerable and declaring Jesus Christ the the only MVP.
Tebow began his speech by thanking the crowd and the presenters and then cracking a couple jokes at the presenters expense saying, “Thank you so much. Matthew, let’s just be honest, you’ve never thought about running a marathon. And unfortunately, those shorts you wore proved it.”
He continued, “Guys, it is such an honor to be here especially just around so many legends and inspirations. Just getting to sit with Toby Mack and Chris Tomlin and so many heroes of the faith that I get fortunate to be around.”
Tebow then directed his speech at the crowd saying, “Guys, I just want you to be encouraged because I know it gets hard for so many of you, but you inspire so many people and I want you to keep going because you have no idea the impact that you’re making on so many people around the world.”
TruthTent went on to report that:
“And I want you guys to know that and be encouraged. You inspire people. You know what inspire means? It means to fill someone with the urge to do something and you do that. You fill people with the urge to want to follow Jesus and don’t stop that. That’s why what you are doing matters. That’s why being here matters,” Tebow declared.
It was further reported that:
After thanking K-LOVE, Tebow shared a personal story beginning, “When I was 15-years-old I had the opportunity to meet a boy in the jungles of the Philippines who was born with his feet backwards. And because of that his village viewed him as cursed, as insignificant, as a throwaway. But that day I knew that he wasn’t a throwaway to God and he better not be a throwaway to me. ”
Tebow continued, “And, you know, up until then and even so many times after that in my life, I’ve been chasing — someone that’s been chasing dreams to be the best, to win championships, to win MVPs, to try to be the best.
And there’s nothing wrong with that, but ultimately on that day and so many days after, God has opened my eyes to what does it mean if you actually are an MVP, if you do it, to be the most valuable player.
Christianity has certainly had a few noteworthy victories in the United States recently. Chief among them was when Fox News made the landmark decision to replace Chris Wallace with a known devout Christian, Shannon Bream.
As Bream said ,“There’s always to me God’s guiding hand, trying to move you from place to place,” she said, adding, “You just want to do it in a way that is of top excellence for your employer, but for me, also, I feel the weight as a Christian to say, ‘I want to do this with excellence and respect in a way that honors the heavenly father, too.’”
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