Timothy, Son of Tebow
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So, this morning I began my Sunday message with a little ‘fake’ scripture passage about the Patriots & Broncos game last weekend. I’m glad that it was taken in the fun spirit I intended! I got the idea from the incomparable Jared C. Wilson (see the original post here) when he sponsored a caption contest on his blog. My entry didn’t win, but it gave me the idea for the following (and I even integrated a variation of the winning post, plus a little Monty Python):
From the Book of Patriots, chapter 45 and verse 10: And Brady spake unto Son of Tebow saying, “Verily I say unto thee, six times have I scored, six times I have passed the ball, but on the seventh score I rested. And the referee did see the kick and said that it was good. And there was day, and there was night, and now thy season is done. For the time is full and the raven approaches from the south and west.” And indeed, the home crowd did look upon the scoreboard and saw that it was very good. And Timothy son of Tebow did reply unto him, “Yea, while I have scored thousands thou hast scored tens of thousands. Strong is thy hand upon the ball and with wings dost thou move it unto the ends of the field. For the time is full and truly no defender has harmed a hair on thy head this day.” And they parted ways and to the room of lockers went the quarterbacks, and the halfbacks, and the fullbacks, and the nickelbacks, and the guards, and the tackles, and the ends, and the strong safeties, and the free safeties, and the sloths, and the orangutans, and the backers of the line. And the Stadium of Gillette in the Borough of the Fox did close its gates. And that night in all the camp of the Bronco there was much grumbling and gnashing of teeth. And thus were the game days of Timothy son of Tebow, but the Patriot nation marched on. Selah.
Well, I hope that it’s fun for you to read – it was fun for me to write! Personally, I have a ton of respect for Tebow but I still rooted for the Patriots.
What do you think about Tim Tebow? Should Christian athletes be so forthright about their faith? Does it help their witness? What about if they win vs. if they lose?