Day Dawn and Day Star - (The Lord of New Beginnings)
Mulligans may be used to "do over" any shot, i.e., drives, fairway shots and/or putts. The term "mulligan" in golf is a second shot allowed by an opponent and not counted on the score, when the first shot was hideously muffed (or missed altogether). Usually it happens on the drive, although not always. Needless to say, ignoring the first stroke happens only in "friendly" golf, not in professional or "serious" golf. Tiger Woods is not given mulligans when he plays tournaments.
The do-over was one of childhood's most powerful rites, for it exerted our dominion over the laws of space and time. The clock was rolled back; the game was restored to its exact status as before, before the contested event and play was resumed. If the original play was particularly important and the second attempt was dramatically different (e.g. the player striking out instead of hitting a multi-base shot as in the original play), the do-over might be invoked again. This second invocation would give the team another chance thereby insuring that the universal forces of fair play were being righteously maintained.
Jesus is the Do-Over-King. He makes everything new.
- Revelation 21:5 - "And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful."
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
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His mercies are new every morning! And great is his faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:23