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Several days ago (scroll down below) I wrote about God doing the impossible. That concept came to mind again when I read this quote from Denver QB Tim Tebow (courtesy of ESPN football brain John Clayton who mentioned a NY Times article):
“If you believe, unbelievable things can become possible.”
Munch on that for a moment. Is it true, or is it simply another cliche uttered by a religious zealot? I contend that Tebow’s statement is indeed true. The birth of Jesus illustrates this clearly. The angel Gabriel was sent to Mary, a young woman from Nazareth (1:26-38). After announcing that God was going to do the impossible (1:31), Mary replied with faith (1:38). Then the Lord did as is His custom–He kept His promise! Yet another prophecy was fulfilled! An unbelievable thing became a possibility, then a reality.
My guess is that Tebow’s statement is meant to convey the confidence the Broncos players had in one another. They “believed” in each other. As a result, they moved forward over the past six games as a unit, rather than as individual players. Their record during that time was an astounding 6-0! I write this as they prepare to play the point-accumulating New England Patriots. It has been fun to watch Denver and Tebow win in the final minutes and seconds of their recent games. I believe that ride will end this Sunday. My hope, however, is that the believing will continue. I know that my believing in the God of the impossible will endure! With Christmas just weeks away, I rejoice that God rewards faith (Heb. 11:6).
If you believe, unbelievable things can become possible–especially if your believing is connected to the one true God!