Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today!
Well, just don’t do this in public. (typed sarcastically)
My husband posted the following on Facebook this morning about the publicly professed Christian and football player, Tim Tebow:
How did it come to pass that so many NFL writers, commenters and observers are so invested in and celebrating Tebow's release?
He has committed no crime, has no criminal record, hasn't any drug or alcohol problem, did not cause his college to go into probation, doesn't have a Heisman he should have returned, doesn't drive recklessly through neighborhoods, has not been scandalized by gambling or peds, does not have an illegal dog fighting operation, has won more games than he's lost, has a playoff win.
Yet his getting cut from the Pats is being reported with such gloating and pomposity. Like some great victory has been won.
Hundreds of guys cut today, and a reverential somber tone for every cut but Tim.
You have to ask why?
If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. 19 The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. 20 Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. 21 They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. 22 They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.23 Anyone who hates me also hates my Father. 24 If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father. 25 This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’ (John 15:18-22)
Everyone certainly does hate on Tim Tebow without cause, but he isn’t the first nor will he be the last. And I’m glad unjust hatred hasn’t stopped him from participating in the wonderful worship described in Psalm 95:6-7. Let’s all kneel before the Lord our Maker no matter who is watching or disapproving. For HE is OUR God.
Thank you for warning us beforehand that the world will hate us for no good reason simply because we believe in your Son. And thank you that believing in your Son and the peace, joy, forgiveness, love and eternal life that accompanies such a lifestyle FAR OUTWEIGHS the disapproval of strangers. Thank you for the examples of your faithful children and for your Holy Spirit who enables all Believers to worship, kneel, and bow openly and unashamedly before you. I love you and pray for such a bold faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.