Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baseball & Rainbows

This is my very first #OneBeautifulThing post that I am linking up with Brooke over at Surprised by Life.  If you haven’t discovered her already, you really should go take a peek. 

This has been quite a year for baseball.  Drummer (13) decided to play on the modified baseball team at his middle school even though he was already committed to the travel team he made last fall.  We talked at length before he tried out for the modified team, knowing that the time commitment was going to be huge to do both teams.  But we decided to move ahead anyway.

Shortly after making the team, he had an accident.  He was goofing around in the hallway at school with a couple of friends and fell on his left shoulder.  The pain was pretty bad and we had it looked at.  Dr. Tom put him in a sling for a few days, but after that, the pain was no better.  Off to the Ortho we went.  Turns out his shoulder and collar bone were fine.  It was the SC joint, or something like that.  It was swollen and painful.

The effect it had on baseball was the basically bench-warming.

This particular day in the photo - he was ready to play and coach put him in as pitcher.  That’s where he is.  On the mound.  And it was raining most of the game. 

We looked up at one point and saw the rainbow.  Actually there was a double rainbow, but my iPhone didn’t do it justice.

The rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant.  After the flood, HE used the rainbow as a sign of the covenant between HIM and man.
"The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that [is] on the earth."  Gen. 9:16
I really saw that rainbow over drummer on the baseball mound as a sign of the covenant HE has with Drummer.  I talked to him about God always being there and caring about how he plays ball, and even that he plays.  God cares about what Drummer cares about.  And right now, that is baseball.

He has since played a number of games and returned to better-than-normal.  God truly restored his shoulder area.  And HE instilled a love for the game in Drummer that really wasn’t there prior to the injury.

What have you wondered if God cared about?



MB@NewLifeSteward said...

Thanks an awesome pic for an iPhone! What a great story with it!

Mary Beth

Tara said...

I loved this picture and post! :-)