While speaking at the virtual Passion 2021 Conference, former NFL quarterback and philanthropist Tim Tebow urged young people to “take a stand and be a fighter for Jesus,” especially during these unprecedented times.
On the stage where Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson Huff encouraged teenagers to ‘follow Jesus’ rather than worry about who is following them, Tebow implored the younger generation to use their energy to accomplish great things for Christ.
“We’ve heard the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. We have hundreds of thousands of people watching from around the world. We could change that,” Tebow said in his speech on New Year’s Eve.
“Could you imagine if we said yes to being a laborer for Jesus? To being a worker for Jesus? The laborers don’t have to be a few anymore.”
He then opened his Bible and read the words of Jesus from John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me, you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Tebow went on to explain that while Jesus experienced his own hardships during his earthly ministry, he still achieved victory over the world. He understands the human plight and wants to walk alongside us in the struggle.
Tebow then invited viewers and the few in attendance to join him in the cause for the cross, saying “Will you take a stand? Will you be a laborer? Will you be a fighter for Jesus?”
The Heisman Trophy winner has also used his Tim Tebow Foundation in the fight against human trafficking.
Toward the conclusion of his speech, Tebow shared how Christian artist Tauren Wells called him on the phone, asking how he could use his musical talent and platform to combat human trafficking as well.
The conversation inspired Wells to write a song titled “All God’s Children,” to highlight the widespread issue and raise awareness. All proceeds from the song “will benefit the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Anti-Human Trafficking ministry,” the video’s description reads.
Wells and Tebow’s partnership isn’t the first time awareness for human trafficking has been raised in a song. Approximately nine years ago, Matt Redman and LZ7 released the single 27 Million in an effort to bring more attention to the horrific act.
“We need to rally. All the people that believe in good versus evil need to step up and stand on the line and say, ‘No longer on our watch,’” Tebow said at the conclusion of his speech.