Eye of the Tiger

I'm sure you're as tired of hearing about the Tiger Woods soap opera as me, so this will be short. I just can't resist.

Think about Tiger's life. It's every guy's earthly dream:
  • Plays a game for a living
  • Arguably the most successful person in his profession, ever.
  • Received 100 million dollars last year in endorsements alone
  • Impeccable physical shape
  • Married a supermodel
  • Strikingly good looks
  • Two beautiful children
  • Multiple homes in exotic locations
  • Celebrity status all over the world...
And it wasn't enough. He is still searching for something.

Tiger's not the first. And he isn't experiencing something uncommon to mankind. His life is the life the writer of Ecclesiastes described. "I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 2:10).

Why was it so meaningless? The writer of Ecclesiastes goes on to describe why: God has put eternity in our heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11). He has created us with a longing for something more - but it is something that will never be found here, no matter how hard we try to find it.

Fortunately, Tiger's story isn't over. Let's hope he ends up in the same place as the great Preacher: "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

1 comments:

chloeadele said...

check out my pastor here in colorado's take on Tiger-gate:

http://www.jazztheologian.com/findingthegroove/2009/12/i-am-tiger-woods-p1.html

and part two here:

http://www.jazztheologian.com/findingthegroove/2009/12/i-amin-need-of-gods-amazing-gracein-need-of-gods-mercy-to-show-up-in-daily-in-my-lifein-need-of-accountability.html

let me know what you think. :)