It's that time of year again!! I'm so excited. For me Opening Day really is like a holiday. That makes last night Baseball's Eve.
My favorite baseball carol is probably "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" but that is probably everybody's favorite. I also like the clapping song, you know, the one with 2 claps followed by a pause then 3 quick claps. It goes like this; clap clap.... clap clap clap. Yeah... that's a nice baseball carol.
If I had remembered to leave my stocking out last night, I'm sure that George Brett would have come down my chimney and left a tube of liniment or lucky socks. I forgot to leave up my stocking, but I still have the hope and anticipation that comes with the start of a new season. No one knows who will win and who will loose. There will be many surprises and some teams will overachieve while others fail to live up to expectations.
It life, however we KNOW that Jesus has already given us the victory and conquered our foe, the devil! AND All things are possible in Christ; As we live out this life, we are more than conquerors. True, that nothing will surprise our Lord, but we will continually be delighted and surprised by what he does in us, through us and all around us. We will see Him do things that we just shake our head at and say "WOW." We'll call these thing miracles.
For those of you who enjoy baseball.... Have a Happy Baseball Day. And to ALL of you; may you know the blessing and joy of living each day "In Christ." In Him, you are more than conquerors, the victory is already here, Christ has won it and he invites us to join his team and share in that victory.