Christian athlete Tim Tebow recently spoke of his dedication to helping the unborn during a pro-life event in Kansas.
According to National Right Of Life News, the Kansans for Life banquet on Valentine’s Day featured a plethora of high-profile names, including Lamar Hunt Jr. – one of the owners for the Super Bowl championship team Kansas City Chiefs – and the former Denver Broncos quarterback. Delivering the keynote address, Tebow exclaimed he would rather be known for saving unborn babies than for winning the Super Bowl.
“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” Tebow said. “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? 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.”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Regarding the Chiefs players who were in attendance, including punter Dustin Colquitt, Tebow said their Super Bowl victory was a blessing because it gives them a bigger platform. “It’s amazing. What an accomplishment! But you know the best part of that accomplishment is that it gets you an even bigger platform,” he said.
Tebow opened up about how abortion has affected his own life, being that his mother rejected the practice 32 years ago while pregnant with Tebow.
“You see, my mom 32 years ago had doctors tell her she needed to abort me because if she didn’t, it was going to cost her life. And they didn’t even believe that I was a baby. They thought I was a tumor,” he said. “To make a long story short, when I was born, they found out the placenta wasn’t actually attached. 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.”
Concluding his remarks, the former Broncos quarterback reminded everyone that they fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.
“What you’re doing here matters,” he said. “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?”