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Something That Will Never Disappoint (16 of 49)
Series: Romans- God's Glorious Gospel
• Last week millions were held almost spellbound by the conclusion of the 2008 US Open Golf Tourney. Tiger Woods verses Rocco (Who) Mediate. Talk about a David and Goliath show down! Tiger, the number one rated golfer in the world going up again Rocco, the 158th player in the world. As we know, Tiger prevailed but HE KNEW he had been in a match. For five days and 90 holes of Golf Mr. 158 matched #1 stroke for stroke. Then on hold 91 - Tiger did what Tiger does, He sank a 20 ft putt. Rocco missed his 18 footer. Admittedly, both men showed a great deal of class. Through the years Rocco Mediate has established himself as a good player, a consummate professional, and simply a great guy. But here is what I'll ask today. Can you imagine the disappointment of coming so close and losing? At 45 years of age, he may never have that opportunity again. A pro expects to win and learns how to deal with the disappointment of loss. What do you know about disappointment? Has disappointment visited with you?
• Rocco will likely live to play another day. Ron Hutchcraft tells the story about his son's disappointment: I was there the day my son's dream died. Since he'd been little, playing big-time football had been his dream. If, as they say, biology is destiny - and him being my son - he was not destined to have a football player's size. But he really worked at it, spent hours in the gym, he bulked up, he practiced with focus and intensity. And honestly, he was good at football; until the day when he went down in a driving drill with a badly injured knee. He had torn his anterior cruciate ligament - an injury dreaded by anyone in sports. One of the top sports med doctors in our area examined our son's knee, and then he said those words that sounded like a death sentence to our boy: "You'll never play football again." I cannot imagine.
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