Former NFL player gone baseball prospect made his dedicated spiritual belief a staple to his name when he made his NFL debut sporting “John 3:16” in his black, traditional face paint. Although Tebow wore an identical message during his University of Florida quarterback days, the action remained typically overlooked until he hit the big leagues. His profound action led millions of curious football fans to search the biblical reference, ultimately bringing light to the scripture quote, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Tebow’s courageous action granted him a tremendous praise from Christian groups, as well as from applauding fans who found his respectful confession of faith exceptionally admirable.
The now New York Mets Organization member had a life-changing encounter with a fan that led Tebow to channel his faith in hopes of assisting in a promising recovery for an audience member. The baseball player was casually signing autographs after his Arizona Fall League debut playing outfield for the Scottsdale Scorpions when a nearby fans fell to the floor and seemed to be experiencing a seizure. As OneCountry reported, witnesses say that Tebow approached the victim and began to pray over him, placing a hand on the man’s leg. Moments later, the man began to gasp for air!
My friend had a seizure at Mets game and Tebow prayed for him and stayed with him until paramedics arrived #Mets #MLB #ESPN #Tebow pic.twitter.com/eVMP8iZ7b4
— Whatever it Takes (@danielkellybook) October 11, 2016
According to the New York Times, Tebow and the collapsed man chatted for approximately 15 minutes in a sports related discussion, with Tebow confessing “[I’m] glad I got the chance to meet you.”
Tebow was said to have stayed with the man until the paramedics arrived and transported the man to the hospital, although no word on the man’s conditions or possible injuries have been released.
We admire Tebow for his remarkable display of compassion and public motion of paying it forward. The world needs more heroic endeavors such as this one!
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