What horrible luck – Spectrum finally ends the stalemate so everyone can finally watch the Dodgers and there is no baseball season!
The thing about this whole covid-19 thing is that every day is like a whole new ballgame. And I started thinking right off the bat, the whole baseball lingo really describes this current season of life.
Warning – the following may be too much for you… just trying to cover my bases!
For starters, No matter how on the ball we are in ministry, we were really thrown a curve ball this year. Several on our strike teams are pinch-hitting for others and MANY are stepping up to the plate to help the team. And others have been touching base with friends regularly!
I could be way off base, but I think that together we are batting a thousand as we play hard ball with this virus. Even though we are rookies at dealing with this we are keeping our eye on the ball (goal) and trusting God to coach us to victory!
Okay, you have probably had more than enough! But really baseball is a lot like life. It is a team sport – it can’t be played or won alone. Everyone has a specific role to play/job to do. One person can make a difference, no matter how late in the game it is. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices. And sometimes we make errors or end up in a slump. Everyone benefits from encouragement and cheering on. Many things aren’t fair, there are ups and downs, but a true player learns to make the most of the opportunities he gets. It can be as fun to watch as it is to play. The goal is always home! (How is that for hitting it out of the park?!) Thanks for humoring me through these very random thoughts, that may even seem out of left field!
There is a sign as you leave the Angel’s ballpark which says: In life, as in baseball, it is the number of times you safely reach home that counts. My dear friend Ruth has said that when she travels she prays that she and her loved ones will all safely reach home. Of course you can see the double meaning…asking for protection for safe travels in this life, and also to safely arrive in heaven. That is my prayer too.
2 Tim 4:7 says “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have remained faithful.” We can remain faithful to the calling, no matter how the play is called.
FYI – Of course baseball is biblical.
In the big inning (beginning), Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel, Rebekah went to the well with a pitcher, Moses stretched out his hand and caught it, Gideon rattled the pitchers, Goliath was put out by David, the Angels and the Giants were rained out, Ezekiel caused men to walk and the prodigal son made a home run.