Monday, January 9, 2012

Omens

There was a great football game yesterday between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game went down to the wire and eventually Tim Tebow, the quarterback that shouldn't be, pulled off an upset of epic proportions. True Denver was at home but Pittsburgh was widely regarded as the better team. Yet in the end, Denver pulled out another improbable victory.

What was really interesting was the Omens that appeared to have presented themselves. First, as the Broncos kicked off, the ball clanked off the upright for a touchback. The ball finally stopped on the twenty yard line exactly where the ball is placed upon a touchback. Then there are all the references to 316. Tebow entered overtime with 236 yards, a seemingly inconsequential number, yet one pass latter there it was, an 80 pass play resulting in a touchdown. The Broncos won and Tebow had 316 yards passing. Next we learn that Tebow completed 10 passes for an average of 31.6 yards per completion. There is that 316 number again. Yet, I was always told that news good or bad comes in three. Could there possibly yet another reference to 316? Why yes there is, we find out that the playoff game had a viewership share of 31.6.

I don't know what this all protends. John 3:16 says:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


we all know that Tebow is a devout Christian. The left has gone bonkers over Tebow's prayers after good plays and wins. His almost iconic pose is what movies are made of. Yet these omens happened during a football game and bring to mind the "David versus Goliath" battle of biblical times. Denver had no business winning that game, yet there was Tebow throwing an 80 yard touchdown pass for a game total of 316 yards. This happened in the year 2012, the year in which the current Mayan calendar ends. Yes, it is true that in theory a new era should begin but there are some who believe that this year will have chaotic events that may lead to the end of the world as we know it. Now, I am not a big "end of days" believer but it certainly seems time to perhaps at least consider what the bible may have been telling us all this time. Maybe now is the time for those non believers to give Christianity another look. Perhaps it is high time we all got along with our neighbor. We will never know what yesterday meant beyond Denver winning a football game and perhaps that was all it was. Yet the omens presented certainly seem to be saying something.

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