I just wanted to share a story with you that really touched my heart. I hope it will yours as well!
Not a lot of press coverage was given to the tough Argentine golfer Robert De Vincenzo, but one story from his life shows his greatness as a person.
After winning a tournament, De Vincenzo received a check on the eighteenth green, flashed a smile for the camera’s, and then walked alone to the clubhouse. As he went to his car, he was approached by a sad-eyed young woman who said to him, “Its such a good day for you, but I have a baby with an incurable disease. Its of the blood, and the doctors say she will die.”
De Vincenzo paused and then asked, “May I help your little girl?” He then took out a pen, endorsed his winning check, and then pressed it into her hand.
“Make some good news for the baby,” he said.
A week later as he was having lunch at a country club, a PGA official approached him saying, “Some of the boys in the parking lot told me you met a young woman after you won the tournament.” De Vincenzo nodded. The official said, “Well, she’s a phony. She has no sick baby. She fleeced you my friend.”
The golfer looked up and asked, “You mean that there is no baby who is dying without hope?” This time the PGA official nodded.
De Vincenzo grinned and said, “that’s the best news I’ve heard all week.”
“Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
1 Timothy 6:6-7
The preceding story is from Gods Little Devotional Book, published by Honor Books. Its a great book and I encourage you to get it if you need little boosts of faith.