Waiting To Cheer
In his first Little League baseball game, a player got hit in the face with a ball. He wasn’t hurt but was understandably shaken. For the rest of the season, he was afraid of the ball. Game after game, he bravely kept batting, but he just couldn’t hit the ball.
In his team’s final game, his team was way behind when he stepped up to the plate for the last time in the season. Thwack! To everyone’s surprise, he hit the ball sharply! Everyone—teammates and parents alike—cheered loudly. The coach was jumping up and down! Everyone loved this kid and cheered him on.
I imagine that the Lord cheers us on in our lives as well. He loves us deeply and desires that we may know “Christ’s love,” which “is greater than any person can ever know” (Ephesians 3:19 ICB).
By the way we live, we can show others about Jesus’s deep love for us—and them. Think about how cool it will be when they hear that God loves them so much that He sent Jesus to die on the cross for their sin. And that He wants to cheer them on!