The Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16 says:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Since the Denver Broncos NFL playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, January 8, John 3:16 has been among the top keyword searches on the Google and Yahoo search engines. Certainly, a great deal of the interest in this biblical verse is that Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow counts it as his favorite. Tebow is not shy in regards to his faith in Jesus Christ and his gratefulness in the finished work done on the cross; paying for his sins, my sins, and yours.
John 3:16 is the truth; period. In this world of deception, deceit, slight of hand, obsession with celebrity and worship of money and power, it is refreshing to see the truth trending on the mighty cyber monolith known as Google and likewise on Yahoo, which could be considered the runner-up to the throne of internet dominance, depending on what statistics one reads.
Tim Tebow is an unpolished yet improving quarterback who possesses the intangibles to take his Broncos team to the Super Bowl. Tim Tebow is a man that could serve as a mentor to a culture that is increasingly sick and godless – but he is not a deity but himself merely a man. Speaking of trends, this writer has taken note of a growing level of unhealthy adoration if not worship by professed Christians of Tebow on social media sites such as Facebook. Remember that Jesus is Lord and Tim Tebow is not. As a reference, let us not forget the lunatic left’s false anointing of Barack Obama as the “One” and “messiah.”
It will be interesting to see how long the truth continues to trend on the interwebs. Should the Broncos lose to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday, January 14, the media backlash against Tebow and his faith will pour forth in earnest. Will John 3:16 continue to be a keyword search trend should Tebow perform poorly and the Broncos fall in defeat?
My hope is that John 3:16 will be a rising trend and not one that falls into cyber-obscurity – regardless of the outcome of the Denver Broncos playoff run and the performance of quarterback Tim Tebow. The truth in the proverbial nutshell is John 3:16 and likewise another verse from that very gospel; being from chapter 14 and verse 6.
Will the truth continue to trend?