I don’t even like baseball. Could careless about the sport. But I remember seeing the highlights on TV of his accomplishment that summer.
I got to thinking this morning. People do stupid things to disappoint us. Or they either die before they have the chance to disappoint. And it seems that falls from human grace are happening more every day.
I wonder how the Maris family feels right now?
I wonder how Mark’s own son feels.
Is it our fault for putting people on a pedestal?
Is it our fault for wanting to truly believe in someone, to see the good in someone, or to be inspired by another person?
God reminded me that no, we’re not wrong for wanting to believe in someone. He made us with the desire to believe in the good of others and for the longing to have our personal heroes and heroines. After all, God’s hope for us, as His creation, was that we would believe in Him. I think our shortcomings and disappointments come when we put so much belief in the person, rather than the Father. Just like the Israelites when they left Eqypt, we desire this “King” in our life; someone tangible with a face and a name when all God has truly ever wanted for us was for Him to be enough.
“Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.” – Psalms 20:7.