This is in honor of the MLB (hopefully) settling their dispute and saving baseball’s season.
Two middle-age men sitting on a park bench talking about what they think heaven might be like. As a baseball lover, one man says to the other, “I really hope there’s baseball to be played in heaven – that would make everything worth it!” The other man replies, “It sure would, I haven’t been able to play baseball in years but would love the chance to play in heaven.” Tragically, the next day one of the men has a heart attack and dies. Devastated, his friend returns to the same park bench and weeps for hours. That evening the man hears a voice speaking to him saying, “Hey! It’s me! Guess what?” Thrilled to hear his old friend’s voice, he replies, “Oh my gosh is that you? You have to tell me; what’s heaven like?”  “Well I got some really great news, and I also have some not-so-great news…. But there is baseball in heaven,” he spoke excitedly. The man on the bench was so happy he nearly screamed, “That’s the best news ever! What could be possibly the bad news?”  The voice replies, “You’re pitching on Tuesday…”

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 31:8
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Reflection Questions:
What is your favorite hobby?
How do you sense God being with you?
Whose voice do you listen to?

Prayer: Holy God, help me be strong enough to live more faithfully.  Let me not be afraid and fill me with courage to be a helpful and healthy presence. Amen.