Many years ago I heard Christian speaker Joyce Meyer asking for prayers of protection for herself - and other well known Christians. She had come across a person that admitted to not liking her and was actively praying for her downfall. It really made me stop and think - and pray! - for her and other well known Christians.
This morning in my Bible reading I read Psalms 31:20: You (referring to the Lord) hide them (referring to those who take refuge in God - v.19) in the protection of Your presence; You conceal them in a shelter from the schemes of men, from quarrelsome tongues.
Over the last few months we who pay attention to professional football have heard a lot about Tim Tebow. He has gotten a lot of press about his beliefs and how he lives them. There have even been several commentators that talk of their hope for his downfall - which came to my mind as I read the above verse. It total baffles me as to why people are so poisonous. But yet, here in the Bible written thousands of years ago, are people who hope for the downfall of True Believers.
Most of us can't go up to Tim Tebow or other well known Christians to encrouage them, but we can pray for their protection. It takes act-upon-act to build a strong reputation, but as we have seen in the Penn State scandal, it only takes one wrong decision to bring it all to ruin.
Please, join me in praying not only for spiritual protection for Tim Tebow, but also for others who speak out for Jesus.