“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men.” Colossians 3:23.
So long story short, I went to see Tim Tebow play baseball today and it was the best day ever.
I have loved Tim Tebow since I was in high school. I always thought he was incredibly handsome and loved that he worked so hard to accomplish his goals.
Over the years, I have watched a few documentaries and such about him and found out a lot about him. He loves Jesus. He loves people. He loves sports. & so much more.
When I found out that he was no longer playing football, and was playing at an instructional league baseball camp for a few weeks in my town, I just knew I had to go see him. So I took off work today and went with my dad, boyfriend, and roommate to go see him play.
We went to his practices in the morning, and then an actual scrimmage against the Miami Marlins later that afternoon. In the morning, some pretty incredible things happened. A woman in a wheelchair came rolling in with her granddaughter and a sign that said “I am 92 and love Jesus and Tim Tebow.” She said she’d been trying to see him for years and it was almost a dying wish to her to get a photo with him.
Tebow saw her and waved during practice then after he went right to her, introduced himself, and took a photo with her. *Be still my beating heart.* Also during his practice, there was a big group of people who had disabilities and they came running toward the fence and the people at the field tried to stop them. The woman with the group said that they participated in his foundation’s “Night to Shine” and that they wanted to thank him for what he had done. Instead of letting the people keep them away, he stepped out of his practice and told them it was okay. He hugged EACH of them and took a picture with then.
I know 100% in my heart that these were not a publicity stunt. Or just a way to make more attention for himself. He just really loves people like Jesus calls us to.
He even stood there in the rain after the game and signed things for everyone there (myself included) even though his manager kept telling him he needed to go!!
The one thing I have learned today is that I want to love people like Tim Tebow does. I know he’s not perfect, but he loves like Jesus Christ, and what a beautiful thing that is.
P.S. Go Mets!