James Hahn was victorious in the Northern Trust Open this past Sunday. He won the tournament with a thrilling 25-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole. It was Hahn’s first PGA Tour win.
I noticed something interesting on one of the playoff holes. As Hahn was lining up his next shot, the television camera caught a couple of spectators in the background. It was a young couple holding hands. The lady did something that seemed quite inappropriate in the setting of such a tense drama—she yawned.
Maybe she didn’t comprehend the situation. Perhaps she didn’t even want to be there—she was dragged there by a husband or boyfriend who was a huge golf fan. We can’t know the specifics of her situation, but we do know this—in a moment of huge excitement and drama—she appeared to be bored.
You see similar situations every Sunday. People at worship services yawning in the middle of a dramatic moment. They appear to be bored in the presence of God, completely unaware of what is happening around them.
Don’t let this happen to you! God is looking for people who will worship him in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). He isn’t looking for people who are bored in his presence!
When it comes time to worship, be aware of the moment.