Thursday, January 12, 2012


I am a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan folks, and since my boys didn’t make it into the playoffs (said as I wipe a tear away) I have to admit that I’m rooting for Denver. Usually the Patriots are my fallback team because we lived in Boston for three years, I think Belichick is funny and Tom Brady, even though a DB, is just a freaken stellar of a quarterback. I don’t watch a lot of football, even though it’s on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and sometimes Thursday for hours on end in our home. I can handle a game or two, but sitting in front of the TV from 11am to midnight watching it makes me want to clean the house, or read, or poke my eyes out. Kyle is a huge Chiefs fan, and I mean huge, and he can’t even help himself when it comes to Denver this year. The story of Tebow is hard not to get caught up in. A good kid getting drafted and playing his heart out, honoring his God, and not being a thug or jackass has won a place in my heart. Saturday night’s game is now being called a miracle.

This got me thinking, I don’t think that Tebow is being blessed with amazing wins and talent because he is such an awesome Christian. I think he is being blessed because he is highly visible and is allowing God to use him. If you look back at the people God used in the bible all of them are jacked up in some way or another. Noah got drunk and naked, Moses killed a dude and buried him in the sand, King David sent a man into battle so the dude would die and David could have his wife…. The list goes on. So often we are afraid of what people will think of us when they find out we are Christians. Will they still like me? Will they think I’m weird? What if they tell other people I’m weird? Will they think I’m going to beat them over the head with a bible? Will they think I don’t like them? I think these are the questions that get in the way of letting God use us to our fullest. It’s funny too because the people that don’t ask these questions are the ones that we look up to. They are comfortable in their own skin and being around someone that is content brings contentment in our own hearts and minds. I know that it’s only a matter of time before boy wonder does something to fall from grace, but honestly, I would seriously question his authenticity if he didn’t. We are all human, and we all do something that’s stupid and that is what makes us human again.

So make fun of the guy that inspired “Tebowing it”, and disagree with his beliefs, but you gotta admit, he’s a pretty stand up guy.