You’ve heard it said not to be discouraged when evangelistic efforts don’t bear immediate fruit, because you never know what effect they might have down the road, in the future, long after you’ve “planted the seed of truth” in the listener’s heart.
It’s been more than five years since Tim Tebow played in an NFL game and graced a nationwide audience with his famous “Tebowing” pose—a gesture made famous by the Christian football player, during which he would get down on one knee, in prayer, right in the middle of the field, as a sign of unabashed thanks and reverence to God Almighty.
The act of Tebowing became well-known nationwide, but never really caught on with fellow NFL players, as Tebow obviously hoped it would. Well, guess what? All these years later, Tebowing has taken the NFL by storm.
The first few weeks of the NFL season has seen players from every team Tebowing as a gesture of reverence to God before the game even starts. Hundreds of the best football players in the world taking a knee, lowering their head in prayer, and even locking arms with teammates as an act of genuflection.
Oh, and it’s not just the players. Check out the pic at the top of this article—yes, that’s Jerry Jones, billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Tebowing right there with players and other staff members, showing honor to the Lord.
We don’t know what exactly set off this wave of Tebowing in the NFL, or how much longer it will go on. All we can say is, way to go Tim!
What a witness to the pro sports world. What a legacy he’s left behind.
Let’s all take a knee in his honor, right now!