“There was a King…”
My mentor began as she sat at the edge of the couch, her brown eyes, big and wide, her white skin glowing under the warm ambiance of the lamps that kept watch around her living room, creating gentle shadows against the walls of her comforting home. It was evening and the cool summer air left crisp footprints on our finger tips, caressing our skin.
We were reclining in her living room after completing a long and fulfilling day together; eating steak and cheese pizza, going deep into the things of God, reading the Bible and sharing our experiences with The Creator. I eagerly awaited the grand finale of the keys of insight, wisdom and deep revelation she had poured generously into me about God’s Love and justice.
After a sobering and enlightening evening of listening, teaching, asking questions, thinking, reflecting, and swimming deep into God’s time table, she capped it off with this light, funny story.
I saw it fit to share it with you here.
This is for you.
To you who struggle with accepting God’s Will for your life.
To you who find that the life you anticipated is not the life you are living.
To you who feel as if the world you knew is falling apart.
To you who struggle with accepting what was,
What didn’t happen,
And what could’ve have been,
And what was meant to be–
You who wrestle with grabbing hold of, and embracing the unexpected opportunities He has set before you.
To you who mourn over long lost dreams….
This is for you.
Years ago, a famous golfer was invited by the king of Saudi Arabia to play in a golf tournament. He accepted the invitation, and the king flew his private jet over to the United States to pick up the pro. They played golf for several days, and enjoyed a good time. As the golfer was getting on the plane to return to the United States, the king stopped him and said, “I want to give you a gift for coming all this way and making this time so special. Anything you want. What could I get you?”
Ever the gentleman, the golfer replied, “Oh, please; don’t get me anything. You’ve been a gracious host. I’ve had a wonderful time. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The king was adamant. He said, “No, I insist on giving you something so you will always remember your journey to our country.”
When the golfer realized that the king was resolute, he said, “Okay, fine. I collect golf clubs. Why don’t you give me a golf club?”
He boarded the plane, and on his flight back home, he couldn’t help wondering what kind of golf club the king might give him. He imagined that it might be a solid gold putter with his name engraved on it. Or maybe it would be a sand wedge studded with diamonds and jewels. After all, this would be a gift from the oil-rich king of Saudi Arabia. When the golfer got home, he watched the mail and the delivery services every day, to see if his golf club had come yet. Finally, several weeks later, he received a certified letter from the king of Saudi Arabia. The U.S. professional thought that rather strange. Where’s my golf club? he wondered. He opened the envelope, and to his surprise, inside he discovered a deed to a five-hundred-acre golf course in America.
This link takes you to an article detailing the story:
Take courage. And think like a king! Think bigger! God has more in store for you than you could imagine. God has more in store for you who have been faithful and dedicated to Him.
God bless you.
I love you,