Tim Tebow lays hands on man, seizure stops

By —— Bio and Archives--October 12, 2016

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What’s the bigger surprise here? That the Washington Post wrote a story about a Scottsdale Scorpions game in the Arizona Fall League? Or that the Post actually took somewhat seriously the possibility that a Christian man laid hands on an ailing person and performed some modicum of healing?

I don’t think the chances are very good that they run tomorrow’s Salt River Rafters box score, so I guess you’ve got your answer.

Tim Tebow is nothing if not bold, and he’s also a compassionate young man who doesn’t fail to recognize the needs of the people around him. So when he saw a man having a seizure during last night’s AFL season opener, Tebow didn’t hesitate. He went to the man, laid hands on him and stayed with him until the man calmed down. But according to at least one eyewitness, the man started breathing normally again as soon as Tebow laid hands on him.


Here’s some limited video of the incident—(Seen Below)

Now for those of you who are not familiar, the laying on of hands is very much a biblical healing method, although it’s not so much the hands that bring the healing as the conductivity of power via the Holy Spirit. It takes the faith of the believer who is paying in Jesus’ name and laying hands, not any actual physical action, to rebuke the ailment and bring about healing.

So, did Tebow heal the man? Or did the seizure just happen to be running its course at the moment Tebow arrived? Obviously non-believers and Tebow-haters would insist it’s the latter - just as they would seek some sort of non-spiritual explanation any time a Christian person heals someone via laying on of hands.

There’s no way we can know for sure in this situation, but I can tell you that I have personally witnessed people doing this when there was really no way to explain it away. I’ve seen people who’d had horrible back pain suddenly declare that the pain was completely gone after someone laid hands on them. I’m sure you could say they were faking or lying, but the context of these situations before and after would tend to discount that theory.


This does lead to an interesting question, though: We often see people healed of things like back pain, seizures and headaches by the laying on of hands, but what about things like broken legs, or muscular dystrophy, or Parkinson’s Disease? Why don’t we hear stories of these things being healed? (Then again, maybe you have some stories. Share them, by all means.)

My own theory is that the limits of healing power are connected to the limits of the people involved. The Bible says that the person in need of a miracle should expect the miracle, rather than stand there thinking, “I know this isn’t going to work.” And the healer should believe God can do anything through them, not just simple stuff that’s unfalsifiable.

At any rate, Tim Tebow doesn’t appear to fear acting on God’s prompting, not even in a very public setting, and in this case a man having a seizure received a miraculous reward for it.

By the way, in case you’re wondering, the Arizona Fall League is a post-season league in which each organizaton’s top prospects play under close supervision to assess their progress toward the Major Leagues. Tebow is playing for Scottsdale along with other Mets prospects and those from several other organizations. It’s somewhat surpising the Mets allocated Tebow for the AFL because usually that’s only for a team’s elite prospects, and Tebow is still widely regarded as a novelty. But as I’ve said all along, if Tebow performs, Tebow will advance. Nothing counts more than that.

I really hope Tebow makes it to the majors. I know that all the baseball experts insist that nothing would require a bigger miracle than that. And I think they’re right, which is the very reason I want so badly for it to happen.


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