The President's Poke
The President’s Poke
“Ray. People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you look around", you'll say, "It's only $20 per person". They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and that could be again. Oh...people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”
When we are obedient, people will come. We pray for the Holy Spirit to lead them to us.
We were obedient this past Saturday for the Run for the Son, and we saw fruit for our faithfulness. Jose from new Bedford, the only rider to show up on his bike (except Ron), weathered the downpours and arrived soaking wet…not invited, not knowing where Middleboro was, but showing up nonetheless. No payment required. First food for the body; and after we got to know him, food for the soul. I pray that the seed that was planted Saturday will take root and grow deep in our Savior’s love.
God doesn’t ask for our ability, but only requires our availability. If we ride, they will come. Romans 10:14-15 (NIV) —
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
The probable salvation of Jose was made possible because all the parts to the body coming together and doing what we were supposed to do, be a reflection of Christ.
Many parts to one body…the body of Christ.
Kat and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday night at the chapter meeting, and at the fellowship dinner following the meeting.
Cell Phone: 774-271-1432
Soldiers of the Cross #950 Chapter President
Chapter Website: cmasoldiersofthecross.com
Christian Motorcyclists Association
Organization Website: cmausa.org