All of my family members are big golf fans. We love to play golf and we love to watch it on TV. To make the Masters Tournament more exciting, we each chose two golfers who we thought would win. One of the two pros I selected was former University of Georgia standout, Bubba Watson. I didn’t just pick Bubba because he had played consistently throughout this early golf season, I also chose him because of his strong faith in Christ.
In a recent interview on the Golf Channel program, Feherty, Watson talked openly about his commitment to his Christian faith and about how important it was for him to be a good husband to his wife, Angie. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Watson says his wife, caddy and trainer are all Christians because he wants his team to all believe in the same thing. As of this week, he also has a new one month old adopted son, Caleb, on his team as well. Bubba adds that he reads his Bible to get key thoughts for his golf game. “The Bible is my mental coach now,” claims Watson.
So when making my Master’s selection, I thought God would reward Bubba for his faithfulness and for his boldness. In the Message translation, Psalm 119:45-46 proclaims: Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; Then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed God has given Bubba a platform to speak boldly about what he has found, and yesterday, He gave him an amazing victory at the Masters to boldly proclaim God’s truths to the world, while wearing a very special green blazer. Why Bubba? Because God rewards his faithful servants.
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