The February 18, 2013. cover of Time magazine featured Marco Rubio, the junior United States Senator from Florida.
The Cuban-American Rubio combines JFK-esque good looks with soaring oratory (in English or Spanish). His family background is one of humble beginnings, as his parents immigrated to America during the 1960s. His biography makes for great reading and furthers the conviction that the United States is a land of great opportunity. Our nation provides abundant freedoms which provide potential for people to better themselves through hard work and good decision-making.
So, with all that could be said about Marco Rubio, there is one thing he wanted to clarify about himself regarding the message contained in bold yellow on the cover of Time magazine.
Whatever it means to be “The Republican Savior” — and mind you, this is not a post about political parties — when Marco Rubio saw himself labeled with that Messianic-styled term, he took to his Twitter account and wrote:
In a world full of men and women who posture themselves as THE answer to every problem, it is refreshing to read someone’s push-back to the Messiah-making media machine.
The Tweet shouldn’t be seen as a cheeky, one-time response for Rubio. Solid conviction drives this humility, and he expresses it regularly. After President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Rubio pointed to the moral breakdown in American society and said: “Every problem can’t be solved by government. The answers to those challenges lie primarily in our families and our faiths, not our politicians.”
I especially liked the extra part of the Tweet — the “hashtag” — where Rubio simply wrote: #Jesus.
John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”