Tuesday, October 21, 2008
God...The Giver of Mulligans
Sometimes in Golf, among friends, a player will receive or take a Mulligan. A Mulligan can be described as a second chance a do-over of sorts. If you hit a bad shot make a big mistake instead of the shot counting against you, you take a Mulligan. God is a great Giver of Mulligans in real life. Sometimes we make a mistake and we need a second chance. There are many examples of this in the Bible. David for example, Simon Peter, Paul and many others. If you are looking for an example of someone who needs a second chance...a Mulligan you need look no further than the mirror.
I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
If I were writing this verse in the Tee-ology of Jeff Nichols it would say "If we acknowledge our mistakes and ask God for another chance He gives us a Mulligan and erases the error from our scorecard."
We all need a second chance sometimes and in some cases even a third, fourth and fifth...you get the idea. If you have made a mistake ask God for forgiveness and then forgive yourself too. See you on the course.