We often make judgments prematurely, based on bias shared by media or peers. Never fully understanding the whole picture, judging on limited sources. This next story is just that and only seems proper to write about heading into the second week of NFL Divisional Playoffs. We grew tired of his name all year-long, but this story paints a different picture…may it warm your heart. Remember…there is always another side to every story…
This is Pam’s Story…
In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant. Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.
While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.
Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines . He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.
The University of Florida ’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for his ministry. As a result, he is being called The Mile-High Messiah.
Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have also given Pam many opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the country. While watching the games this weekend, I will remain neutral and allow whatever will be…be. Thanks Tebow for Shining so Bright.
Stepping into the Canvas with a new perspective on life. Seeing all as good, we embrace all there is. Whatever the story, there is a lesson to learn…be open to the many lessons life has to offer. Good or bad pass no judgment…just live.
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