Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's Masters week. I can't believe it's already been a whole year since a humble young man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa took everyone by surprise by winning the Masters. He gave a great Christian witness after winning the green jacket, and has used his new found platform to share his faith and do some great things for charity. Even though he is only 5 ft. 10 inches tall, he is a sports hero we can all look up to.
The story goes that Zach's wife, Kim, manufactured a personal ball mark for him. On one side she inscribed the words, "Trust your line," with a verse from Proverbs 3 which says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Johnson would set that side up on the putting green and recite the words to himself.
The reverse side of the homemade mark helped shape Johnson's mindset elsewhere on the course. The inscription was, "One shot at a time," and the Scripture passage was Matthew 6:33: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you. Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow has enough worry of its own."
"Those verses kind of kept me at ease," Johnson says. "I don't know if I was communicating with God at the time I was playing, but I felt like I was closer with Him at the time than with anybody else."
Good luck defending your title this week, Zach!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

way to go zach