It was a gorgeous day in September. The six iron was the perfect club for the shot over the lake onto the green. My son-in law bends over the club and hits the ball. We watch as the ball soars and the golf club follows. With a big splash the golf club hits the lake about 20 yards from shore. My son-in law hangs his head for a moment, then leans down to untie his shoes, and wallows into the lake to search for his club. This Christmas I gave John Robert a new six iron. Sam Snead, a world famous golfer, said the proper amount of pressure to hold a golf club is the same pressure you should feel when holding onto a baby bird. Gripping a golf club is a combination of holding loosely and holding tightly. My experience is that sometimes we hold on to stuff that we need to let go, and sometimes we let go of things we need to hold on to. Life has some holding on to moments and some letting go moments. We can’t afford to get them mixed up. Let go of things like anger and selfish ambition and greed and jealousy and envy and self-centeredness. Hold on to joy and peace, humility, kindness and goodness and love, gentleness and patience. Ask God to show you today what you need to hold on to and what you need to let go.
– Dr. Tim Thompson