NFL quarterback-turned-Minor League Baseball player and Christian author Tim Tebow couldn't help but fight back tears when he knew that his hero Ravi Zacharias' cancer is no longer treatable. Zacharias has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since March.
On Friday, Sarah Davis, CEO of RZIM and Zacharias' daughter, wrote: "We have just learned that while the tumor in my dad's sacrum has been responding to the chemotherapy, the area where the cancer metastasized has actually worsened. His oncologist informed us that this cancer is very rare in its aggression and that no options for further treatment remain. Medically speaking, they have done all they are able."
After learning about Zacharias' condition, Tebow shared a heartfelt message on Instagram about the impact Zacharias has had on his life and asked that others who've also been impacted by his ministry join him in sharing how he's helped them.
"I think it's really important in life to have heroes, and especially in the faith, and one of my heroes of the faith is a man named Ravi Zacharias. He's not doing very well."
"So one, I would like to ask you to be praying for him. And two, I know Ravi has inspired me and millions of people around the world, so if he's someone that has inspired you, I would like for you to please write a sweet caption on this, because I would love to be able to show this to him and his team," Tebow said.
"I'm so grateful for Ravi and his life and our friendship and everything that he has helped mentor me in," Tebow said. "I just want to share so many of these stories, how he's touched your life, how he's touched my life, to be able to encourage him before he goes home to his forever home with his Heavenly Father."
"He will definitely be in the hall of faith, and we're just so grateful for his life, for his impact, for his ministry," he added.