Tim Tebow’s career in the NFL was not the massive success that he and others were hoping for, but this doesn’t matter to him one bit. Instead, he has other priorities in life, with his main one being to save babies from abortion.
Last week, Tebow was the keynote speaker at “LIV-ing in Victory,” a football-themed banquet that was organized by Kansans for Life. There, Tebow thanked the event’s attendees for “having courage in the face of a lot of other people who don’t have it and for your willingness to be up here and support this organization.”
Tebow went on to say that saving babies from abortion is far more important to him than winning Super Bowls.
“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” he said, according to The Blaze. “One day, when you look back and people are talking about you and they say, ‘Oh my gosh, what are you going to be known for?’ Are you going to say Super Bowl, or we saved a lot of babies?”
Tebow, a proud Christian, explained that his pro-life efforts are all part of his own “rescue mission.””It’s a rescue mission. You know why we call it a rescue mission? Because when we say that, it puts a timeline on it,” Tebow said. “When’s the last time you heard a rescue mission taking place in a month or a few years? No, a rescue mission means now. It gives you a sense of urgency. It says we have to go not because it’s our time, but because it’s their time. … I have to live a sense of urgency because while I might have time, they don’t.”
Tebow said that he grew up the smallest of his five siblings, and he was often called “Timmy the tumor” growing up. This was in reference to when his mother initially thought he was a tumor during her pregnancy with him.
“To make a long story short, when I was born, they found out the placenta wasn’t actually attached,” the former NFL star explained. “So, the doctor looked at my mom after 37 years of being a doctor and said, ‘This is the biggest miracle I’ve ever seen because I’m not sure how he’s alive.’ … I’m so grateful that my mom trusted God with my life and her life.”
Tebow concluded his speech by saying:
“What you’re doing here matters. You’re fighting for life. You’re fighting for people that can’t fight for themselves. And my question to you is: Are you willing to stand up in the face of persecution, in the face of adversity, in the face of criticism, when other people are going to say it’s not worth it, when other people won’t stand beside you? Maybe not everybody is going to be with you. Will you stand up for what’s right?”
While there are tons of liberal entertainers and athletes out there, it is incredibly rare that someone in Tebow’s position uses his platform to spread conservative values. We applaud Tebow for what he is doing, and we hope other public figures will take notice and use their platforms to spread some good.
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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