He’s at it again. A famous Floridian helped less famous Floridians through their worst nightmare – a Category 4 hurricane named Irma. Tim Tebow, winner of a national championship and Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida, took to Twitter to rally volunteers and support for shelters as the massive storm came ashore. Though a famous athlete, Tebow is an even better person than he is an athlete.
The college quarterback turned NFL quarterback turned professional baseball player stressed his love for God and fellow Floridians – not by what he said as much as by what he did. The head of the Tim Tebow Foundation, Tebow has raised significant support for CURE hospitals in the Philippines. His passion is caring for children with special needs.
Tebow and his Foundation also coordinate the annual Night to Shine, which the Foundation’s website describes as “An unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs.”
This was his Tweet: “FL, let’s bring Faith, Hope & Love to those taking refuge in our Florida Special Needs Shelters!” Then Tebow tweeted a Bible verse to encourage those weathering the storm: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
Yes, Tim Tebow is at it again. He is the purest example I know of what St. Francis of Assisi was talking about when he said, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”
Yes, Tim Tebow is at it again.