The Master’s Tribute

Less than two months ago, Scottie Scheffler, a University of Texas graduate, was a 25-year-old in his third season on the PGA Circuit, ranked 15th in the world, but still seeking his first victory on the game’s top tour. As of March 27, after winning three of five events, Scheffler shot up to No. 1 in the world. But this past Sunday, April 10, Scheffler won the prestigious Master’s Golf Tournament at Augustus National, and is now a Master’s champion as well.

Scheffler admitted at the press conference following the victory that despite his lead going into the final day, he “cried like a baby”that morning because “I just felt overwhelmed.” When he shared the apprehension with his wife, Meredith said to him, “Who are you to say that you’re not ready? Who are you to say that you know what’s best for your life?” The golfer concluded that “even if I shot 82 today…somehow I was going to use it for [God’s] glory.” 

The Master’s champion was not timid in expressing his strong faith. When asked how he deals with the daily demands and pressures of the tour, he said, “It all goes back to my faith. The reason why I play golf is that I’m trying to glorify God for all that he’s done in my life. So for me, my identity isn’t a golf score. Like Meredith told me this morning, if you win this golf tournament today, if you lose this golf tournament by 10 shots, if you never win another golf tournament again, she goes, I’m still going to love you, you’re still going to be the same person.”

I don’t remember enjoying a Master’s Golf Tournament more than the one this past week—and I especially loved the finish. I will be pulling for Scottie Scheffler for a long time to come. I like to support those who use their public platform to glorify my Lord. Scottie serves as an inspiration for the rest of us to fulfill the scripture which says, “Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so!” (Psalm 107:2).

Sunday is Resurrection Day! This is our opportunity to gather and together give witness of Jesus’ resurrection: Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so!

On Sunday I will share the Easter message When I saw Him (Revelation 1:17from our series The Revelation of Jesus.(Remember: 9:30 am Classic Service & 11:00 am Contemporary Service). See you then; bring a friend!

Devotedly yours,
Pastor Ron


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