In recent news: On a flight to Phoenix, quarterback Tim Tebow got up and led passengers into prayer for an elderly man going into cardiac arrest during their Delta flight. He continued to aid the man’s family through the crisis, assisting with their luggage and joining them at the hospital after landing.
It’s always encouraging when we get to hear about celebrities who not only claim their faith, but live it!
Richard Gotti, a fellow passenger on the flight, shared the story on Facebook:
“I have to share this story! I was traveling on Delta Airlines Flight Number 1772 from Atlanta, Georgia, to Phoenix, Arizona, when there was a medical emergency on board. An older gentleman began having what appeared to be heart problems, and he went unconscious. I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man or praying, everyone helped! I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I’ve never seen before. The crew of Delta Airlines were amazing. They acted in a fast and professional manner! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation. The plane landed in Phoenix and that was the first time they got a pulse back! Please share this with your friends! Pray for this man and his family, and also thank God that we still have people of faith who in times of difficulty look to the Lord!”
This story not only lets us appreciate the awesome Tim Tebow and the other passengers for standing in the gap with faith at an urgent time, but also challenges us to ask ourselves a question: Would we be willing to step up no matter what those around us may think? I would hope that we would!
How does this story inspire your faith? Comment below!