My office staff grimly nodded their heads in agreement. I didn’t want to believe it but all of the online reviews stated the same thing. I loudly sighed and said, “All right! Guess that’s the price we have to pay if we go to a Dodger game!”
It was our family’s first time to attend a Los Angeles Dodger’s game. Initially, I was quite excited until I began researching the logistics of getting to the stadium and the bane of every Dodger fan, finding parking and then, a few hours later, attempting to exit the congested lot in a reasonable time. Many bloggers wrote that they would leave the game in the seventh inning, attempting to avoid the logjam. I wondered if everyone was leaving early, would that strategy be self-defeating since there would be an earlier traffic jam? Regardless, my hands were tied in this decision because we were bringing guests and they wanted to stay until the end of the game. Reluctantly I agreed and I am so grateful we did!
For my first live professional baseball game, it was a beauty. There was a failed run-down, a squeeze play, and the starting pitcher for the Dodgers threw a 3-hitter. The Dodgers won 4-0! Wow! Even one of our companions, who is an avid baseball fan, had never seen a live squeeze play! Basking in the glow of victory, another glow, that of the tail-lights of cars lining up in the parking lot, reminded me that we would have a long evening ahead of us.
We all bundled into the car and proceeded to exit the parking lot. Two hours? Try two minutes! I was timing it as we crossed through the exit in record time. Whether it was serendipitous convergence of events that led to a lull in traffic, the fact that many people left by the seventh inning, or excellent parking placement near an exit, all of the stars were in alignment as I breezed out of the lot. A perfect ending to a perfect game!
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
Psalms 111:4 (ESV)
I wanted to keep the glow of a perfect day burning brightly and I felt compelled to share the event with everyone whom I encountered the next day, much to their annoyance, but I didn’t care! I was elated! This is the same feeling I experienced when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. After months of questioning and searching, the cosmic scales tipped before my soul and it was finally clear to me why Jesus Christ is the only path to salvation and eternal life. Like the Dodger game, I had to tell everyone about it, whether they wanted to hear about it or not.
God created us to be in relationships, to share the events of our lives. When we experience a joyous event, we have to share it with others! The most important relationship we can ever have is with His Son, Jesus Christ. All of the wonder and beauty of this world points to Jesus Christ, the Creator. When we experience the glory of God through His creation, how can we not share it with others?
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.