While Tim Tebow was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp this past summer, members of the media took their usually jabs at Tim’s flawed throwing motion. Local talk radio went a little further, making fun at Tebow’s decision to hold off having sex until he’s married. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has faced similar criticism after publicly vowing to let true love wait until his honeymoon.
We love because Jesus first loved us, 1 John 4:19.
When true love doesn’t wait words aren’t spoken out loud, yet mummers and whispers can be heard around most street corners. Affairs, one night stands and single moms are left to think of what could have been, often stuck raising a child or several kids on their own. A moment of lust, prolonged flirting or a late night can leave of legacy of regret. If only temptation could have been brushed aside by allowing true love to wait.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love, 1 Corinthians 13:13.
In these times, there are too many avenues which promote sex. Advertisements, commercials and adult content once kept for after dark is now out in the open, just a click away from children’s eyes and ears. As the traditional family fades, only a few brave souls remain outspoken, not ashamed of their religious stance. With Tim and Russell setting good examples for young men to follow, perhaps a whole new generation will begin the quest to allow true love to wait.
by Jay Mankus