My husband, son, and I are football fans. But even if we weren’t, this information would amaze me. God’s affirmation is resounding when we heed his voice. Miracles happen all around us. Some huge, some tiny. This one seems pretty darn huge to me!
More than 24 years ago, Pam and husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and hoping her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines.
He also plays football.
Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.
I think I had heard some of that information before, but not all of it. He is an excellent role model. No drugs, no illicit relationships with women, no other drugs or substance issue, good to his family, devoted to his faith….genuinely devoted. He convinced many of his teammates at the University of Florida to spend their summers going on mission trips with him to the Philippines. He is the real deal. A good man. It’s no wonder so many are making fun of him and tearing him down. What is his reaction? He just continues walking God’s path. He holds his head up, does his best, and keeps his eye on God. That is what amazes me. No striking back at his critics, no wild drunken celebrations, just him being the man God created him to be. That is what amazes me. The man, his faith, his talent, and his example.