06 March 2020
The Impossible ~ Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
For those who do not already know, March 26th is opening day this year. If you are unaware of what opening day is, it is the official first day of the regular baseball season. For the third year in a row, all thirty teams will start their season on the same day. It is the Spring right of the impossible becoming the possible.
I realize there are those who do not like baseball. Whatever your reason, there are things about the game that anyone can appreciate. The hardest thing to do in all of sports happens in baseball. Batters attempt to hit a ball moving at 95 miles per hour in 1/10 of a second. This is impossible yet they do so every game.
The impossible becomes possible in every season. There are no-hitters where the pitcher achieves the impossible. In some seasons there are perfect games where no one even reaches base. Even rarer is the immaculate innings where a pitcher retires the side on nine pitches; three strikeouts.
There are video records of impossible catches, throws, and runs that leave us scratching our heads over how it was done. Then amidst all of these is the most mundane and glorious of impossibilities. Every moment in baseball contains all the potential of every possibility in play. Each pitch signifies a moment when potential impossibilities can become reality.
The life we lead is so attached to the potential of the impossible. I do not wish to stretch the baseball analogy too far. I do wish to use it for us to see the great parallel that is the life of following Christ. I wish to spend some time pondering the impossibilities that make up our faith and following. If you do not share my faith, Dear Reader, you are still welcome in the conversation.
If you will walk with me for a bit, we can examine how foolishly impossible our faith is. We can also see, like baseball, how the Father makes the impossible possible. We will consider the depth and length to which the Father goes to request our company on the journey and guide us home. You are welcome to ask all the questions you need and share your thoughts with me. As always, if we walk together in love, anything is possible.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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