Running on Faith

Chris ConradCorrespondent IMay 15, 2008

Predict a Heisman winners’s typical Saturday.

Sleep in, and go partying, right?

Well maybe any other winner but 2007-2008 Heisman winner Tim Tebow spends his Saturday at a Florida Jail talking to inmates about living life to the fullest and when given a second chance, take it and don’t hold anything back. The inmates listened and many thanked the speedy left hander for taking his time to share his word.

But what made Tebow’s words so special was how he shared his faith with these inmates.

“Many of these inmates,"  said Tebow in an interview after his showing "probably have never seen God and I am here to change that”

What makes it so special is that many teens and young adults look up to Tebow and what he does on the field, but now these teens know what he does off the field and that is special to see.

Tebow is doing something many people would not do wants to encourage other college and pro athletes to get out in your community. Tim’s words are preached here.

"Everybody is telling me I've made it," Tebow told the inmates, "They tell me, 'Tim, you have success and you've made it.' I've won the Heisman Trophy, so I've got it made, right?"

"One day, people are going to forget about me. One day, people are going to forget about the Heisman Trophy, the jump pass and the national championship. One day, this championship ring is going to rust. There are only four things that are going to last forever: God, his word, people and rewards."

"Because I'm so passionate about it, and because I learned that gift so early, I don't want to go to heaven and hear Jesus tell me, 'Tim, why didn't you tell someone else about it?'"

"It's a choice each of you have to make. I can't make that choice for you. Your friend can't make that choice for you. It's up to you. No matter how bad your life has been, eternity can be great. It's not how you start, fellas, it's how you finish."

The courage and fellowship of Tim Tebow is summed up in that paragraph, A man of many words and a man that wants to speak about the word of God and what he has done in Tim’s life.

Now its his turn to share that word so they get the same feeling Tim has. To all the negativity around these days, We thank you Tim Tebow for what you have done, God Bless You.