Monday, April 05, 2010


This is one of my favorite weeks of the year for a couple of reasons. One, it signifies a change in our weather. Typically this time of year our weather begins to improve drastically. Buds appear on the trees. Crocuses start blooming. Birds are chirping. A rebirth of nature. An awesome time of year.

Second, this is Masters week. The week that the golfing world's eyes are on Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. I have watched this tournament, one of golf's four "majors," since I was a kid and it remains one of my favorite sporting events to watch.

I love this for a couple of reasons. One, the course is perhaps the most immaculate course in the world. It is impeccable with lush green grass and blooming azalea and dogwood-lined fairways. In addition to the incredible beauty, the greens are slick with lots of undulations which makes for some very exciting golf.

I received an email back in February showing some pictures of Augusta National under a blanket of snow (see hole # 11 above). Quite a different site as compared to what this hole normally looks like (see picture below).

And this this snow-covered picture was taken less than two months from when the tournament was to begin! The transformation that would be needed in such a short time was mind boggling to me.

Very appropriate timing considering the amazing transformation that took place a couple thousand years ago yesterday. Transformation from Good Friday to Easter...Jesus transforming from death to life.

Because of what Jesus did for us, we, too, have this power to transform our lives, no matter what we have done or what we are facing. I encourage you to ask God to help you to transform you into the person He desires you to be.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2a

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