Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ultimate Freedom on the Field

By: Amy McAninch

With the aroma of hot dogs and french fries filling the air, the song of our National Anthem playing, and the laughter from giddy children, I come to realize baseball is in full swing and life seems complete. I stand in awe of how I love being here at the field, but this last week God showed me something much bigger, his ultimate freedom.

It was last Tuesday, a beautiful day, and as a lifegroup we decided to meet at Tam-o-Shanter Park after Haley and Ryan’s Tee-Ball game. As everyone came, one by one to the field, I became overjoyed that my lifegroup was wrapping up their lives with ours and seeing just a glimpse of what we do down at the ball fields. After Haley and Ryan’s game, the kids got to run off with Cherise to the park, while the rest of us found a covered picnic area and opened our bibles.

It was at that moment, while the wind was blowing cold and hard, and everyone was freezing, that I realized I was truly blessed. Not only by my amazing husband and our loving lifegroup, but by the fact that God has given us the freedom to worship him anywhere. Even though we were all freezing, the sun was shining and I could feel God’s glory on that field. I thought I felt complete on that ball field before, but now, I fully rejoice in the freedom that God has given me, on the field and off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a great time, except for the Tam O Shanter wind blowing cold and hard! I love it that you recognized God's glory in this unexpected way and place. Thanks for sharing, it helps me remember to look for God's Presence in the little cubbyholes of life. ~Ann.