Friday, August 7, 2020

The benefit of a healthy habit

From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

Legendary baseball player and manager, Rogers Hornsby, once shared an interesting insight in an interview.

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball,” said Hornsby.

“I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the windows and wait for spring.”

You know, when you are passionate about something and have to go without it, nothing can replace that longing.

Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Major League Baseball started up again this past week after a long hiatus with no spring training and no games in the first four months of the season.

They will observe a shortened season of just 60 games, as opposed to the usual 162, and that’s not a guarantee with the concern over more outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus.

Fans will not be allowed to attend the games and stadiums will instead ‘pipe in’ game sounds to simulate a true baseball atmosphere.

It seems like quite a letdown for anyone who follows baseball but for the avid fan it is a longing fulfilled.

It can be very discouraging to be waiting and hoping for something, only to have to endure a long delay.

Have you ever gone to the mailbox day after day looking for a cheque to arrive?

Have you ever waited by your phone to hear news of the birth of your new grandchild?

When you applied for college or university, how did it feel to be left hanging about whether you were admitted, or not?

What about that job you applied for and they promised an interview?

The list could go on and on.

One sure thing about hoping in the promises of God, as outlined in the Bible, is that God always delivers.

Don’t be like Rogers Hornsby and waste a whole season waiting for the one you want.

You can enjoy God in every season!

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