How would you play?
Would you just go through the motions?
Would you look down your nose at the others?
Would you look at the others and wonder why, among all these, you were chosen?
Would you refuse to believe the coach and feel an even greater pressure to prove yourself?
Or, now with a burden lifted, would you play like never before?
That is the invitation of the Christian life.
Thank you, Coach.
What if God’s will is so expansive that it includes everyone — everything we are and everything we do — and only narrows when we learn the lesson we’re meant to so we can take the next healthy step in life?
That would mean each of us is progressing along God’s path, within God’s will, mercifully surrounded by the protection of God’s grace, at a pace determined moment by moment by our own willingness to choose what is life-giving and God-intended.
Sounds perfect to me.
In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves … will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. ~ 2 Timothy 2:20-21
Simple serving pieces ~ slotted and solid, shaped and flattened, pliable and firm, pointed and rounded. Some meant for a white-clothed table. Others meant for a come as you are potluck. Others meant for the dirt and grime of the out of doors. However you have made me, Lord, let me be a serving spoon at the table of grace.