Our softball team is having a great 1st season. After announcing the start of a team, the athletes, hidden in the Sunday seats, volunteered enthusiastically. In that group is Rick Long, and his two sons – Scott and Nick. Rick, who coached little league for some 20 years, stepped up to be our coach. His sons are the “dynamic duo”. They give us an extra one two punch at bat and in the field. With one more game to play and then the playoffs, we’re 11 and 9.
Of course, not all on the team are softball pros, but that’s not what it’s about for us. We look at our games together as times to fellowship, opportunities for fun, to catch up on life, and hopefully break a sweat. Our softball team has given our church family another valuable place for people to connect. It’s also been a place where those who have strayed from church, or have never met Christ could have a chance to be around other Christians. For us, at least at this point, it’s not about winning, but about being together and enjoying the summer weather. It would be nice to win the championship though!
1 Timothy 6:17 says, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”