Wednesday, August 22, 2018

David and Goliath

I love watching the Little League World Series.  It is that time of year again.  It is so exciting to watch the kids play.  Well, I just love baseball.

One of the things that is pretty easy to notice is that in the Little League years, there are boys playing against men.  Boys who are 11 and have not entered puberty and those who have.  The distance can be overwhelming.  It is not uncommon for a 150 lb 11 year old young man to be pitching to a 95 lb 11 year old.  It has to be frightening to the smaller boys to come up against the bigger boys.  In 8th grade my son played football.  He used to comment on the muscles of some of the guys in the locker room.  He would say, "Dad they are like men!"

It is often the case that teams with the big boys dominate and win the series.  But not always.  Many a team with a larger than life pitcher have been defeated.  I am reminded of the scripture from Ecclesiastes 9

The race is not always to the swift
or the battle to the strong,
nor does food come to the wise
or wealth to the brilliant
or favor to the learned;

What are you facing today?  Does it seem overwhelming?  Do not give up.  You can get through it.  You can get to the other side.  You are not alone.  God can help you overcome your giants.  He has done it many times before.

It's a beautiful day in God's world be sure to see the good.
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I am leading some trips this year and next. If you are interested in reading about them, or joining in, the links are below.....

Wesley's Ireland with optional London Extension
October 8-17, 2018

Holy Land Tour - includes my favorite spots
with optional Jerusalem extension
March 4-13, 2019

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