Tebow is the quarterback for Denver and an outspoken Christian whose favorite verse is John 3:16. He was told, when he became a pro that he couldn't put John 3:16 on his uniform as he did in college. So now, in his first playoff game, some are saying God Himself provided the verse!
And while I suppose it is a cool coincidence that Tebow threw 316 yards, I am pretty sure it has little to do with Jesus. It has more to do with his discipline and skill as a player and the skill of his receivers.
But the way some Christians are talking about this, you would think Tebow was the 2nd coming. I don't think God has anything against football - I think he enjoys anything where people do their best, but I suspect that God is not interested in manipulating [because that's what it would have to be] a NFL game so that one quarterback throws a magical 316 yards.
I'm not dissing Tebow, I'm not minimizing a really good game. But let's get real. There are a lot of things a lot more important, there are a lot of signs and pointers that are a lot more clear than a football game.
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously—take God seriously.
Micah 6:8 The Message