Guan Tianlang, 14, of China, recently became the youngest player to ever compete in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National. He played exceptionally well in the first round, shooting a 1-over-par 73. His impressive outing earned him a standing ovation from the crowd at the 18th hole. If he plays this well again in the second round, the teenager has a good chance of making the cut and earning the right to play on Saturday and Sunday.
Many young people today expect to accomplish great things. They also have a desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves. We must not miss the opportunity to encourage them to live out these dreams as followers of Jesus Christ. Let’s do our best to involve them in the church and give them meaningful ways to serve God and people.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”—3 John 4.