Tim Tebow Messiah Watch: Transfiguration EditionS

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.

The first is from Tim Tebow's press conference a week ago in which He addressed the concussion He sustained against Kentucky.

Witness:
Tim Tebow, via the St. Petersburg Times' Antonya English
Testimony: "I think it was very humbling because you know at any moment it can be over."
Pertinent Scripture: Philippians 2:8-9

And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death-
even death on a cross!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name

The second concerns Florida's final drive against Arkansas on Saturday, during which Tebow threw for 30 yards and ran for 22, leading to Caleb Sturgis' game-winning 27-yard field goal.

Witnesses: Get The Picture and SEC Corner
Testimony: Via ESPN's play-by-play: "2nd and 9 at ARK 27 Tim Tebow rush for 9 yards to the Ark 18 for a 1ST down," the end of which is pictured here.

Tim Tebow Messiah Watch: Transfiguration EditionS



Pertinent Scripture No. 1: Matthew 17:1-2

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.

Pertinent Scripture No. 2: Matthew 14:25-31

During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

"Come," he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

And lastly, reader Wade M. dips into his Old Testament and submits the following:

Witness: Bob Tebow, father of Tim, via ESPN.com's Pat Forde
Testimony: "I'm not worried."
Pertinent Scripture: Chronicles 28:20

David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

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Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow says concussion a lesson in humility [St. Petersburg Times]
The fix is in [Get The Picture]
SEC Officiating [SEC Corner]
Risk not worth the reward for Florida [ESPN]