Another Season of Hope

I’ve lived most of my 33 years in Baltimore. I was born here and so were my parents. I don’t have much memory of the Colts leaving, but my parents made sure I got to expert all that is the Baltimore Orioles. It didn’t take long for them to become my favorite team and for baseball to become my favorite sport.
Now, just two months after our Ravens won the SuperBowl and months after a phenomenal post-season with the 2012 Orioles, we are poised to start again. We start again with fresh hope and renewed enthusiasm for the potential of a new season.
How often do we do this in our everyday lives?
When a door closed or an opportunity passes, do we eagerly await what God has for us next? Or do we bemoan what could have been?
I once heard someone say that when God says no to something, it’s because He is going to say yes to something much better for you. After all, God has plans for us. We find it in Jeremiah like this, “‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.'” (Jeremiah 29:11, NASB). With a promise like this in mind, we are called to trust in The Lord even more.
So, while I am very excited for what the Orioles will do this year, I am also excited for what God has in store for me in this new season of my life.
Are you excited?

Becca and Roger, devoted Orioles fans from New Jersey

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