September 14, 2016

Read Matthew 8:29

What a day. There stood my son. Strong and confident, coaching his third grade soccer team in their first game.  I was so proud of him and a little scared all at the same time. As I watched, I couldn’t help but think back to when he was just a little kid and I was teaching him how to play. 

“Well, you did good, son, but you can’t touch the ball with your hands. Only your feet.”

“But I like throwing the ball.”

“I know, son, but trust me, you can only use your feet. Give it another try.”

 

Years and countless conversations, practices, tryouts, teams, games, injuries, wins and losses, crying and celebrations later—there he was passing on who he had become and what he loves to the next generation.  What a great sight to see. 
 
I wonder sometimes what our heavenly Father must think as He molds us into His likeness (Matthew 8:29).

“Well, you did good, son, but you have to let the Holy Spirit draw them to me.”

“But I want them to believe”

I know, son, but trust me, you can’t rely on your own strength. Give it another try.”
 

Years and countless conversations, practices, tryouts, teams, games, injuries, wins and losses, crying and celebrations later—does He see us passing on what we’ve become and what we love to the next generation (Matthew 28: 18-20)? Don’t we all yearn to one day hear Him say, “What a great sight to see!”  (See Matthew 25)
 
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