Tebow thanks Jesus for winning the Heisman (testimony, believe, pray)
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It's too bad that this gives the impression that he thinks that he won only because he had Jesus on his side. Not because he was talented or worked hard. Or worse, that none of the others players had the help from Above.
We forget that when, and if, Jesus helps someone win, he is also helping someone lose.
All over the world people pray for various things, for health, the basics of survival, getting out of poverty, etc.
Jesus helped an athlete win an award. Sure is comforting to know what priorities Jesus has.
IMO, this young man was giving thanks because Christ is the source of his abilities, not that he won! He also gave thanks to his team, coaches, family,and all for being a part of his success! This is very encouraging in what he said, especially in front of a world who so opposes Christ Jesus!
It just really saddens me when I read some people who have such selective hearing and angry hearts. Also making excuses and using the worlds poverty, health issues and etc. I question why? Is it to justify the hardness and poverty of their own hearts?
It just really saddens me when I read some people who have such selective hearing and angry hearts. Also making accuses and using the worlds poverty, health issues and etc. I question why? Is it to justify the hardness and poverty of their own hearts?
True. Look at it this way too. God hates sin and He doesn't like that man is in a sinful state either. He gave us a Way and we turned it down. Does it mean that God delights in our inhumanities towards one another or that children are needlessly dying? No. God does not take any pleasure in those circumstances. We are the ones making the mistakes and we are responsible for those things.
Why does He allow it then? It's like being an earthly parent. We want our children to do the right thing but sometimes they are so adamant in getting their way that we have to let them do it to learn the hard way. This, of course, precludes the knowledge that any harm may come to them. Yet so many do not learn and they continue on in their reckless ways. However, for those who do not believe in God, I can understand that this analogy does nothing to change their views and so we move on.
Let it not be confused or demeaned to say that someone thanking Jesus for a victory is some how petty or reduces the Lord. The Bible says give thanks in all things. When I get a call from a new customer or a new job, I always say thankyou Jesus , thank you (customers name)! A victory, and winning an award such as the heisman would be considered a blessing by most, why wouldnt we thank Jesus for our blessings!
I totally agree with you, urbanlemur! Thanks for your wisdom so wonderfully spoken. I just didn't know exactly how to say it without sounding offensively. I believe sometimes questions are better than statements! And there is a time to move on. Heading out!!!
Last edited by Cyber Munchkin; 12-10-2007 at 09:50 AM..
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