A recent Bible quote tweeted by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has numerous responses on the social media network, with many viewers thanking the athlete for sharing such an inspirational quote and testimony to his Christian faith.
Although Tebow's Twitter updates usually gain a positive response, the post he wrote on Sunday afternoon was especially inspirational to many. Tebow tweeted John 13:34, writing: "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." The message was retweeted over 2,700 times and "favorited" by over 4,000 people.
The responses to Tebow's tweet were bursting with testimony and positivity. One person, Denny Collins, responded to the tweet by writing: "Thank you @TimTebow for living a life that magnifies Christ and His love for us. Your witness and testimony have reached many!"
Another person, James Webb, wrote "Thanks Tim! Good luck with spreading the word! #saved," while another Twitter user going by the name Hannah responded: "@TimTebow I love that you love God and still stay in the spotlight! I would die to meet you."
"Have always admired how you use your status to share God's word. Keep it up man! We need more people like you in this country!" wrote Travis Dees, while Anna Dean wrote: "Favorite new person I'm following on Twitter who has awesome tweets @TimTebow #love4Christ."
Tebow, who formerly served as quarterback for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, has made a name for himself both in the athletic world and pop culture as being a positive person unafraid of expressing his evangelical beliefs. He often tweets Bible verses or inspirational quotes from public figures such as Jackie Robinson, and his tweets are typically received with positive responses.
The former NFL quarterback has also shown he can have a likeable television personality, as seen through his recent T-Mobile commercials that aired during the Super Bowl, where he wore a variety of costumes and acted out comical situations for the one-minute spots. Additionally, Tebow recently picked up a job as a college football analyst for the ESPN network. The quarterback has vowed to carry his positive attitude into his new opportunity, saying that he can offer in-depth analysis while maintaining a civil and positive tone.
"I would love to continue to be someone that is positive but also be someone that is objective," Tebow told reporters earlier in 2014.
"I have never had a hard time saying what I believe or standing up for something, and hopefully, I can continue to be that same person as an analyst and sharing what I believe about players, about teams, about games."