Tim Tebow has long been a guy who displays his belief in God’s Word by writing various Scriptures in white ink on his face. As seen in the below photo from November 22, 2008, Tebow wrote “Phil 4:13” atop the black marks beneath his eyes. Back then, Tebow was a Florida quarterback — with Tim sporting the No. 15 in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Florida. Nearly eight years later, Tebow is making buzz for laying hands on a man who had a seizure and praying for him, along with Tebow crashing into an outfield wall.
As reported in the following tweet from Kari Van Horn, a “Digital Video Beat Journalist” for ABC15, Tebow was busy doing what Tebow normally does — signing autographs — when a male fan appeared to have a seizure. It was a seizure serious enough to render the man immobile, at least temporarily, because Kari reported that the man was not moving. Tebow laid a hand on the man and began praying. That’s when the man began breathing, reports Van Horn.
As seen in the below video from the Twitter account named Daniel Kellybook, Tebow stands over the man, who still appears dazed and confused after coming out of the seizure. Folks who have experienced seizures oftentimes report being confused after coming out of their seizures, without much memory of what has happened during their seizures.
Another photo of Tebow, as seen below, shows Tim as he laid hands on the man on the ground either in the midst of his seizure or as the man came out of his seizure.
According to Van Horn, she witnessed a miracle when Kari saw Tebow pray for the man having the seizure. The reporter wrote in the below tweet that she has a video of the entire event.
As reported by Bible Gateway, many Christians such as Tebow believe in the Bible verses Mark 16:17-18 that proclaim believers in Jesus can lay hands on the sick and cause them to recover. Therefore, it’s a common practice to see Christians touching or “laying hands” on people as they pray for them.
Such reports about Tebow praying for the man having the seizure — and remaining with the man who had the seizure until paramedics came to help — have helped to add to Tim’s “god-like” allure. The reports of a seizure stopping around the time Tim prayed for the man are also bringing lots of quips about Tebow’s heavenly status.
As seen in the above photo from January 1, 2010, Tebow switched from writing “Phil 4:13” to “Eph 2:8-10” on Tebow’s face during a Sugar Bowl game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
Tebow usually chose common Bible verses that are favorites of the faith to write on his face. “Phil 4:13” is short for Philippians 4:13, as reported by Bible Hub.
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
“Eph 2:8-10” is short for Ephesians 2:8-10, as reported by Bible Gateway.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
A sampling of the comments flowing into Twitter about Tebow praying for the man having a seizure can be viewed below.
“This won’t get a lot of attention. Tim Tebow laid hand on man who had a seizure and prayed. The man began to breathe again. Power of faith.”
“Tim Tebow prayed for a man who had a seizure. People are making fun of Tim Tebow. The guy literally cannot win. It’s insane.”
“Tim Tebow crashes into outfield wall then helps save fan who had seizure!”
[Featured Image by Dave Martin/AP Images]