Saturday, September 15, 2012
RGIII or Tebow? Wear Your Sign
A bit later I was listening to ESPN radio because that's what I like to do occasionally. The topic of conversation was RGIII. We are in the suburbs of DC so who is NOT talking about RGIII? This conversation gave me pause for thought and maybe you'll think along with me. The commentary guy said this...."Tim Tebow is a crap quarterback. There's no two ways about it. All the hype, all the promises, and we are left with the truth that he simply can't throw. Besides that, he wears his faith around like a sign...in your face with all of this God stuff. Now, RGIII, he's a good guy. He likes God too, but he doesn't wear it around like a sign, like Tebow does".
I know neither of these young men....surprises you, doesn't it? I know what everyone else does by watching a Sunday game or looking them up on Wikipedia ( I did to see what RGIII's faith was before I wrote this.) My conclusion is this. What God has given them to do and the way God has given them to do it, they are doing. If Tim feels like he should be out in public in a very obvious way, then he seems to be doing more of that. John 3:16 on the eye black during a game is his thing....or at least used to be his thing. Robert Griffin may be called to be more quiet about his faith, less talk the talk, and more walk the walk. Whatever they have been asked to do, they might very well be doing that.
Back to my sign guy. His job was to wear that sandwich board and walk down the street advertising the new car wash. He did it and I suppose people will get their car washed because of his hard work. It made me think....What am I willing to do for Christ? If I was asked to wear a sandwich sign advertising new life in Christ, would I? If it advertised the message of hope in a risen Savior, would I be bold enough to do so? Do I walk with God every day, in such a way, that others know my faith and are pointed to Christ through me? Thoughts to ponder, for sure.
Tomorrow we'll watch two young men on different teams, in different towns doing what they do best and what they love to do. I trust that when the Lord moves them, they wear their "sign" in whatever way they are asked, not for what glory it might bring them, but for the glory it might bring to God.
Now, go watch some football.