Coming back to England, warm, sunny, and green, surprised me more than I expected. I am not sure what made the difference. The gray, wet, and dark clouds of spring are vanished for the moment; replaced by the brightness of early summer weather. The drab colors of winter are almost vanquished with bright greens, yellows, and blues showing up in the most unusual places. I see my role and future in a different light; colored by a purpose and intensity that is fun, exciting, and scary all at the same time. Something is different!
I find that I really miss baseball when I think about it. I miss the excitement of the day-to-day games, especially as the Yankees are coming alive or slowly dying. I wonder about the normal, almost mundane things that seep into one’s life to form a fabric of meaning and purpose. I am beginning to see that it is the small things of life that shape our sight and determine the priorities of our life during the day.
Do I really know where I am going? Do I understand the shape of the future? Do I have a clear sense of direction? Are the Yankees going to win the pennant?
Yes, but I don’t know the details is the answer to all four questions.
God gave you and I the answers to every question we ask about the future and direction of our life. “We know we are going to get what’s coming to us – an unbelievable inheritance!” (Romans 8.16) The irony is that we often do not take the time to think through what this statement means at the personal and daily level!
Looking at the day-to-day stats and opportunities is a fun way to enjoy baseball. Taking the time to do this is integral to staying current with the game. Without this step one’s sight does not have the same focus.
I like being in life’s game. I like seeing things as bright, crisp, and colorful as they really are. I see things more clearly because of our true inheritance!