Monday, April 09, 2007

The Masters' Master's Master

Did you watch the Masters golf tournament yesterday? If not, you may have missed the virtually unknown "Zach Johnson" tame Tiger Woods and win his green Jacket. What was awesome was as he was awaiting Tiger to finish, he was asked how he kept himself calm. He gave one of the best testimonies I have heard in professional sports. I do not have the direct quote, but in essenece he said "I don't think I am calm ... being Easter, my faith is very important to me, and Jesus was walking with me, I felt him..." I love to hear an athlete reference his faith. I love to watch the interviewer squirm, I love to call my kids into the room to hear someone give a reason of the hope that lies within.

Athletes refer to this as a "platform." They believe that God has given them a platform to give God the glory. I was disappointed after the FL Gators won the championship, they talked about partying all night long. But it will be a long time before I forget Lovey Smith and Tony Dungee's full page article on Superbowl Sunday, using their platform to share Christ. My question is this, are we waiting for a national platform? Or, is our platform the same as any opportunity. We may not have TV cameras, or microphones to indicate our "platform," but we must take every opportunity to share Christ with others.