Thursday, January 12, 2012
Pop Culture Reflection ...
So I saw this somewhat funny/satirical article posted and read it and was annoyed. But couldn't put a finger on why. Then my annoyance went to insulted and offended, but still couldn't put it into words. It took me a little bit, but I finally figured it out:
Who’s to say that God didn’t intervene in the tornado, or other things that were listed. We don’t know how God chose to act in each situation – maybe a single baby was saved; someone stayed late at work to finish something up and didn’t get in the tornado’s path; a family had just enough time to get to shelter; etc.
Look at Job. Job couldn’t hear the conversations that God and Satan were having. He just knew that his family was gone, he was sick, his possessions were gone, etc. But God was there the entire time. God was protecting Job by talking with Satan first. By giving Satan boundaries.
Tebow is praising God and thanking God and recognizing that his athletic ability isn’t his own. And while God may not have a part in a win or a touchdown, God did give Tebow the talent and he’s giving credit where credit is due. Tebow is one man doing what God commanded His people to do, to go forth and multiply, baptizing nations. To spread the word. To not be ashamed of the gospel. Tebow has done nothing wrong in his outspoken faith, and I'm constantly offended at the display the media has made of him.
Hats off to you, Tim Tebow, for being more graceful and gracious and forgiving than I could be in your shoes. Thank you for being the example of praising God for your gifts and turning the other cheek.