bill-swift - March 28, 2012
Can anyone imagine what would or could have happened back in Rudy Guliani's day if he had two good, honest, Christian athletes like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin to use as spokesmen? He wouldn't have stopped at just getting the smut out of Time Square; he'd have sent it packing to New Jersey!
New York has long been known for having some of the craziest and most outlandish athletes in professional sports. When you consider the stage they are on though it is understandable. We're talking the Big Apple; the City that Never Sleeps; the World's Biggest Urban Playground.
How can a guy not love this place and get in trouble?
All the sinners will have a little help finding some salvation now that Tim Tebow is in town to help spread the Word along with his fellow Christian superstar, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.
So how is he going to do it? How will he be able to convert a place as crazy as NYC into a den of God-fearing Tebowmaniacs?
He's going to get a little inspiration from the one, the only—Jon Bon Jovi. The man is going to lay his hands on some people. Hey, he's done it before so why not?
Apparently while he was in Denver, Tebow was taking part in a Bible study session when he, the team chaplain, and Jerry Butler (director of player development) laid their hands on safety Brian Dawkins who had been suffering from an injured neck and prayed.
"…They brought snot and tears to my eyes and all that type of good stuff with prayer," Dawkins said.
Before the skeptics and haters get a hold of this, praying while touching a person or "laying hands on them" is not unusual. The idea is not to try to claim that all it takes is prayer to heal a bulging disk in someone's neck (or whatever was hurting Dawkins neck), but that it can help heal the soul. It can help a person find the peace and clarity that they need to do what needs to be done or just figure out what that is (and accept it).
If there is any team that could use the clarity and peace that can come with the healing power of prayer it would be the New York Jets.
(In case you too are looking for inspiration...)
Article by Travis Pulver