Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Opening Day at the Ball Park

I love Spring! Flowers blooming, the weather is milder, and we can get outside and play. That's exactly what we did this Saturday. It was opening day at my son's baseball park, so we were off to get the season started; his last season of T-Ball. T-Ball is a great form of entertainment...the kids are so young and so funny to watch as they figure out exactly how to play this game called Baseball. One little guy really got my attention.

He had made it to third base. Then when the next guy hit the ball, he should've ran to home plate. Unfortunately, he wasn't so sure about that or maybe he didn't know where it was! He started to run, but then he stopped and froze. Desperately he stood there, looking around. Everyone was screaming; the crowd behind him, the crowd behind first base, the coaches, the other players. He couldn't decide who to listen to. Then suddenly he spotted his parents behind first base calling his name. His eyes locked with theirs, they pointed in the direction of home plate and he took off! He was SAFE.

We were all cheering and laughing. It was such a great moment.

I couldn't help but wonder, would I recognize my Father's voice...in all the noise, the chaos and confusion. Would I be able to filter out and focus in on God's direction for my life?
"The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." John 10:3-5NIV

These verses teach us that we can know God's voice, we can recognize it above others. How? By spending time with Him, by knowing His word, by hanging out with God. Get to know God today, spend some time with Him.

1 comment:

Commonly Cheap said...

I thought that was a great post, very dramatic.

At my blog I ask people to tell me about their day in seven words or less. Just leave me a comment with your seven words, you can do it anonymously. If you'd rather not, then have a nice day.