"Hey mom......hey.....hey dad!" I glanced around the dinner table, hoping someone - anyone - was listening. To my dismay, no one was. So I shouted at the top of my 4 year old lungs, "HEY. EVERYONE. WAIT. I've got somethin' to say..."

And that's why I'm here. Writing a blog that, let's face it, no one but my mom will read. (Shout out to Mrs. Kapke, who, after years of trial and error, eventually became my #1 listener!) But I'm used to being ignored, so it's really no big deal. Oh, the ramblings of a youngest...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

God & Tim Tebow

I'm a huge fan of the Broncos. I'm a huge fan of Tim Tebow. In fact, Tebow was on my fantasy team this year and he made me proud.

If you have a facebook, which I'm sure you do, you probably read almost as many statuses dedicated to Tebow as I did this past Sunday. Don't get me wrong, I was cheering for the Broncos and ecstatic that Tebow rocked as much as he did.

But I have a complaint.

My favorite status, from an anonymous facebooker, was this: "Tebow wins because God loves him!"

Huh. Ok. Really. Um. Ok. Well.

What happens when Tebow loses? Does God not love him anymore? The Broncos will most likely not win the Superbowl, which means sometime in the next month they're going to lose. If Tebow wins as a result of God's love and favor, does that mean he loses as a result of LOSING God's love and favor? 

If you nodded your head in agreement to that question, I think you're gross. 

I love that Tebow is an unashamed Christian. I love that he loves God. I love that he plays football. I love that he wins football.

But I don't love when people condition God's love.

God loves Tebow when he wins. God loves Tebow when he loses.

That being said, when the Broncos eventually lose I expect to see dozens of facebook statuses saying: "God loves Tebow when he loses."

P.S. Go Broncos!!!


  1. I agree with this wholeheartedly! Susanna and I went to the Broncos/Patriots game (the one where the Pats creamed the Broncos) and afterwards I overheard someone say "where was Jesus today, Tebow!" I really wanted to spin around and tell him "exactly where He is during all the games." God's love, and his omnipotence are unchangeable, not Tebow's ability to throw the football!

  2. Tim Tebow is whatever. I think your point is well taken. However, I think all of his showy praying in the endzone and having Bible verses pasted on his equipment and so on is showy and outwardly focused.

  3. Dear anonymous,
    I actually agree with you on that. Though, I didn't say anything about it solely because I haven't paid enough attention to him over the months to make any solid claims/complaints. (For example, I didn't know anything about the Bible verses.) I've just been watching my facebook newsfeed fill up with ridiculous statuses about him.