The weather today in St. Paul, Minnesota has a sharp crispness to the air. The past several months we have had beautiful weather and the temperatures have been in the upper 80's and mid-90's with high humidity and high heat index.
This morning I was greeted to a cool 58 degrees and very windy. And that can only mean one thing; fall is here and winter is coming and all that goes with it; Baseball playoffs (GO TWINS!), FOOTBALL, AND HOCKEY; yeah!
Now, some people have wondered if we should participate in sports or not; especially ones that have winners and losers; "after all, we're all winners...".
My question is what reality does that prepare a kid for?
I do agree that some professional athletes (and others) take the winner and losing to an extreme level that to them is a matter of life and death. Sports are meant to be fun and up building; while at the same time having a clear individual(s) who comes in first place and someone who doesn't.
In sports there are "winners" who comes in last place as well as "losers" who comes in first; but not everyone gets a ring, trophy, or a "crown".
The Apostle Paul wrote; "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. (1 Corinthians 9:24-25)
Here is my “proof” from Non-Sequitur by Wiley Miller that God invented (at least) hockey for man to enjoy.
The Bible says that there is: “A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;” (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
I say that today we should laugh
And, for a Bible verse out of context; “And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me." (Genesis 21:6)
Enjoy your day!
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