Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Catching the Ball
I must have been in the third
grade, and our class was learning the game of baseball.
I was out in right field and the
baseball was coming right to me, but the sun was in my eyes.
I can still see! - photobucket
My hands were held over my eyes, but my
fingers were spread apart so I could still see.
Alas, my coordination was not
good enough and when I reached out to catch the ball, I dropped it to the
All my classmates began to
jeer and yell at me for my clumsiness and tell me what I should have done; and
how much better they would have made this catch.
I felt like a fool and was so embarrassed that I
was unable to even mumble a feeble apology for letting them down.Of course our team lost the game, and then it
was time to return to our class room.
In life isn’t that the way it
is when others criticize and find fault.What great arm chair football players we could be if we were in charge.
Sin is sin, but when I begin
to fanaticize how the sinner should never have gotten into this mess, I realize
my feet will not fit into their shoes.
Then I remember what Jesus
told those men who accused the woman, “Let him who is without sin cast the
Which sin is the
greatest?We all can begin a nice list of terrible sins,
but honestly the biggest sin of all is to NOT receive Jesus as our Savior.
Perhaps we need to just
preach Jesus and not point so many fingers and allow Him to do the clean up.
Maybe our eyes are covered by our hands and we cannot see the Son because we
have blocked out the light.