This week's topic :: Catch
We walked out onto the field. The players all are in place. Everyone is ready.
Except for me.
Their uniforms look great. I watch them practice and I am astounded at their accuracy. Their movements seem seamless and fluid. I am in awe.
And I am supposed to play...HERE??
"No way, Coach. I don't think I can do it", so I duck back into the dugout, waiting, watching, wanting to play, wanting to "join" but scared that I won't be good enough, strong enough, fast enough.
So the beautiful dance around me goes on, and I look onward.
But after the game, the Coach pulls me aside.
"Let's just warm up. Let's play catch, Lindsey."
I feel ashamed and embarrassed at my hesitance to be IN the game, so I slowly uplift my eyes, afraid to see His disappointment, but instead all I see is love, compassion, grace.
"Come on, Lindsey, let's play catch! You'll get back in again. It's okay. You're not done yet. I see great things ahead for you. Let's just practice."
I love Coach.
But more than that...COACH loves ME!
I feel safe.
I feel loved.
I feel freedom.
Just playing catch.....
....for NOW anyway. ;-)
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