Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Listening for God at the Basketball Game
-sweaty players breathing hard
-small children whining
-sudden silence... as player number 12
stands at the free-throw line...
he makes the sign of the cross
before bending knees and
and “swish” is the only sound heard
before the crowd applauds-
The sounds of a basketball game carry the echo of God’s voice.
I can almost hear Him speaking through the din, saying,
“I am so proud of these boys who play so hard
and give their all for the sport they love.”
When the game is over, Lord,
bless their tired muscles
and grant them rest
until they play again. Amen.