Tim Tebow and John 3 16
by stevetroutman | on January 9, 2012
Tim Tebow and John 3 16 Tim Tebow was once banned from painting a tiny script of the Lord’s words in John 3 16 The verse is “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
But the Denver Broncos quarterback delivered that Biblical message anyway to the fans in attendance during the overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The score was 29-23. What was interesting was that he put up some numbers in that game that some say is not just coincidence. He passed for 316 yards against the Steelers, and set an NFL playoff record with 31.6 yards per completion.
For Christians, John 3:16, of course, is probably one of the most important verses in the Bible.
John 3:16 was the most Googled search term for much of Sunday evening and into Monday morning, as sports fans and non-sports fans alike tried to make sense of the numbers that were put up there Sunday.
Strangely enough, Tebow himself did not seem to make a connection between his game stats and the Bible verse that he used to paint in white on top of his eye black until the National Football League barred personal message of this kind.
But he did praise the Lord, as he has done throughout his career, a practice that has gained him plenty of critics and fans. “First and foremost I just want to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He’s done so much in my life,” Tebow said to the media after the game.
Although he can no longer paint John 3:16 on his game face, Tebow still keeps it close, using it to sign off a message to fans on his website.
Personally, I’d like to see Tim Tebow and his Broncos in the Super Bowl 2012.