Day 15: Winning Faith
He took his time.
And then he hit the ball.
And then he smiled and said,
"The ball went exactly where I wanted it to go".
Oh the words of my grandson
playing golf for the first time
and so excited that the ball rolled a couple of feet from him,
because that was exactly where he wanted it to go.
And then he placed the ball down again
and said, "I want to hit it in the water".
And he hit it
went exactly where he wanted it to go,
right in the water.
Not only was he so excited,
but we all where
his joy was contagious.
Oh we giggled all day
the ball didn't go where the "adults" wanted their ball to go
and that was okay,
because what was the day all about~
it wasn't about golf
as it was a day spent together
in remembrance of a dear friend who is no longer with us.
Now I don't even like golf,
yet I showed up in my flip flops
and had a great day
I tried to hit the ball a couple of times
and the ball just stayed right where it was
and it was exactly where I wanted it to go
because it didn't matter if I could hit it
because I knew I could never hit it where it was supposed to go
because I would never try hard enough
because I don't want to be a golfer.
I want to be my grandson.
who embraces every moment with such excitement
to get everything he can out of every moment
as he enjoys it,
but then again
he has a bunch of adults
who clap when his ball just rolls
even into the water.
If only we could laugh at ourselves more
we have a
who looks at us with such
and craves to have a relationship with each one of us
so much so
that HE sent HIS SON
to become a little precious baby
who grew into a little boy
who grew into a man
who would be awesome at golf and everything else,
yet chose instead
to make HIS PAPA proud
by doing what HIS FATHER
asked HIM to do.
And JESUS did it
as HE was thinking about you & me & everyone else
as HE hung on a cross,
because that was what HE wanted to do.
Thank you my precious grandson for reminding me
of the great LOVE of our FATHER
who has brought back my giggles and excitement of being a child,
who doesn't have to be able to hit a golf ball
or get a hole in one.
As it isn't about winning in the game of life,
because life isn't a game.
Life is a precious gift
that should never be taken taken lightly
as it is fleeting, just a breath,
yet a gift that lasts forever
when it isn't taken lightly
"GOD loves each of us as if there were only one of us" (St. Augustine)
or HE wouldn't have created each of us.
So you don't have to play golf.
But if you do
and the ball ends up in the water
and giggle with your FATHER
"That is exactly where I wanted it to go"
when HE sees you
HE sees HIS kid
then when HE sees HIS SON
"That is exactly how I want you"
HE wants you & me & everyone else
because life isn't a game
it is eternal~
"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. MY FATHER, who has given them to ME, is greater than all;
no one can snatch them out of MY FATHER'S hand" (John 10:28-29).
Embrace being HIS CHILD
"JESUS LOVES YOU" (listen to the song below)