Have you ever thought that a hockey season is a lot like our life journey, complete with some great victories, a few hurts and injuries, a couple wonderful memories, some inconsistencies and disappointments, and a few things we wish we could do over. All in all, in both life and hockey, there are continual lessons to be learned. The big question is whether we are willing to swallow some pride, ask for help, and make corrections.
After a fabulous start this season, our Warriors hit a few weekends with some well-placed potholes on the road. It was so great to see the boys respond on Friday night with a 9-2 victoriy over Trail. It was a game where 45 shots on goal and a 50% power play were just what we needed to get back on track. Our boys looked fast and offensively dangerous. I believe that we are learning from the tough results we had earlier this month, and that we’ll be increasingly difficult to beat as the season continues on. Kudos go out to our players and coaches for their stellar effort!
My life journey has been similar to the first paragraph of this article. I could fill in all of those sentences with a personal example, and I have an idea that most of us could do the same thing. The key to all of our stories is how to get back on track. Often, dreadful memories from our past paralyze us, and we find it difficult to move beyond those things, with uncertainty and secret fears haunting us for years. I have found that my faith in Christ has been the answer to getting back on track. He is my Solid Rock in the time of storm and chaos.
Whether it’s the Warriors on the ice, or any one of us in our own lives, getting back on track is necessary to move forward.
God bless you today, Chaplain Don