Evening light sifted though the neighboring trees as the boys and I tossed a football back and forth last night, working to get a good spiral, attempting to catch it on the other end. The boys taught me more than they knew . . .
We shouted and laughed and tried again and again. And in the process, we
enjoyed one another and the shared concentration on a ball in motion.
The difference between opportunity and attack is in the nature of the one who
sends it, in the intent with which it is sent, and in the character of the thing
itself. In life, its often hard to distinguish between a “football to catch” and
a “missle attack.” Earthbound eyes aren’t sufficient for such a task.
Standing at the doorway to a new adventure, our only recourse is to see if it
comes from God. If He sent it, He will make it good, however fearful or hurtful or distressing the thing itself may seem. Unlike football, we keep our eyes on the Sender rather than the thing sent—and He works out all the rest.
"And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink,
nor be worried.
For all the nations of the world seek after these things,
and your Father knows that you need them.
Instead, seek His kingdom,
and these things will be added to you.
Fear not, little flock,
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
© August 2011 by Robert G. Robbins