Tebow: The Reason I Wore “John 3:16” Under My Eyes

Tim Tebow, John 3:16, Faith, football, national championship, 2009

Tim Tebow tells Harry Connick Jr. an incredible story about the time he wore John 3:16 under his eyes during a football game.

It should come as no surprise that the man who made Tebowing famous, the act of kneeling on one knee in prayer, has a powerful story to tell.

Tim Tebow has been through a lot the last couple of years – mocked and celebrated for his outspoken faith – and most recently transitioning from football to baseball.

He has written about the ups and downs in his new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms.

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In 2009, playing for the national championship, he wore John 3:16 under his eyes, and as a result 92 million people googled the verse:

For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life.

He shared one of the most memorized verses in Christianity, but to those who had never heard it, he shared the gospel, the good news to 92 million people just because of one small act.

But his impact didn’t stop there.

“Can you tell the people about an uncanny coincidence that happened in a press conference three years later?” Harry Connick Jr. asked in a recent interview.

The story even surprised me when I saw it.

Watch below and see for yourself:

“A lot of people say big coincidence. I say big God,” Tebow said.

Amen, Tim, amen.