Tim Tebow wears his faith on his sleeve … or wrist

The celebrated football star — and Christian — is still using the game he loves to spread his message.

From the Christian Post:

Tim Tebow, the evangelical darling who uses football as a platform for ministry, has found a way around the NFL rule that bans writing on the eye black.

He was seen Sunday during the game between his Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans with a Bible verse written on his wrist band, usually used to store game plays. The verse appears to be Luke 2: 10-11, which says: “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’”

Tebow became famous as a quarterback for the University of Florida not only for his stellar football skills but also for the unusual practice of writing a Bible verse on his eye black during every game. As the son of missionaries to the Philippines, Tebow said he views his time on the field as a platform to minister to boys and girls who look up to football players.

“In the national championship game, the verses I wore underneath my eyes, within the next two days, 94 million people had googled that,” said Tebow during a Southeastern Conference press conference in July 2009.

“When I heard that you’re like ‘wow.’ The impact that you have is incredible. And it’s truly a blessing,” he said.

The NFL prohibits players from marking their uniform, which includes the eye black, so Tebow had to figure another way to direct fans’ attention to the Bible upon entering the professional level.

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Comments

  1. God Bless all Guerilla Christians like Tim Tebow who dare to bend the rules of darkness (IE, Hatred for the True Nature of our fellow man and the immortal soul) to spread the Hopeful message of God’s Eternal, Undying Love!

  2. Dave McKenna says:

    This is what Saints (and Broncos?) do…they point the way and inspire faith. Godspeed Tim Tebow. You’ve inspired this Cowboy!

  3. We can all take a leaf from Tebow’s playbook. He rightly feels a responsibility to pass on his faith in a fresh and charitable way. So should all of us. We may not be on national TV, but we too have our audience and we have exactly the same responsibility to minister in whatever way that we can.

  4. I think it’s great. we need all the help we can get, just look at the world, it’s in shambles. Amen To Tebow.

  5. Much respect to Tim Tebow

  6. That is truly commendable. However, the Phillipines is a Catholic Country. I hope he doesn’t lead Catholics away, from the TRUE Faith. That is not admirable. It’s devious.

  7. As was stated by another poster, he is the son of missionary parents to the Philippines. This is a Catholic country. His parents were literally attempting to turn Catholics away from the true faith and into heresy. He’s following in the same Protestant footsteps. This is nothing less than Satanic, in my opinion.

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