With apologies to Slate, the Tim Tebow Messiah Watch is our occasional look at the growing body of evidence — quotes, signs and wonders, excessively fawning prose — that the Florida quarterback is the Lamb of God.
Today brings us two items, both from the aftermath of top-ranked Florida's 13-3 victory over No. 4 LSU, in which Tebow, in His first game back from a concussion, completed 11 of 16 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Witness: Urban Meyer, Florida coach
Testimony: "Courageous is a great word. Toughness. Team-first mentality. Competitor. I could go on and on, but it's all of the above. ... He's different. He's different than all of us."
Pertinent Scripture: John 1:10.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
Witness: Glenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times
Testimony: "Several LSU players congratulated Tebow after the game. Some LSU players even waited for Tebow to finish some postgame interviews in order to shake his hand and hug him. Tebow routinely checked on injured LSU players throughout the game."
Pertinent Scripture: Luke 8:40-48
Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus' feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
"Who touched me?" Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."
But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
Please submit any evidence that Tim Tebow is our Redeemer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tebow and Gators Defense Leave Tigers Dazed [The New York Times]
LSU defense plays well, but Florida's 'D' is better [Shreveport Times]