The world according to Trey

As a pastor, some of the best illustrations for sermons come from my own children. I pray this won’t embarrass them too much later in life, but for now it sure is helpful. When Trey and I went golfing, I gleaned a new appreciation for score keeping from my 4 year old son.
When watching me hit out of a bunker, he dropped his ball next to mine and after several difficult but unsuccessful attempts on his part, he said, “Daddy, it would be easier if I just throw it out of the sand.” When it was time to putt, his ball had trouble finding the hole (as they say) so he said, “Look dad, you can kick the ball in with your foot.” Of course my favorite line was after seeing me really get a hold of a long drive, he remarked, “Dad, your the best golfer in the world!” I’ll have to admit, he ranks up there on the top of my list for favorite golfing buddies for sure. But the perspective he brings which I love the most began not on the course, but at the Starbucks drive through. When the employee asked me “what size skinny, Mint, mocha frapp with no whip?” I replied: “Grande” (i.e. that’s a medium in Starbucks’ vernacular). Trey readily echoed loud enough for the employee to hear: “It’s a Grande Day!” As I pulled up to the window to pay, I asked Trey what that meant, and he said, “Everybody gets a Grande today because it’s a Grande Day.” I’m pretty sure that is the ultimate idiom to describe Psalm 118:24 and John 10:10. Thanks, Trey.
Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
John 10:10 Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and life more abundantly!”

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