With only 6 games left in the season, out Warriors are gearing up for what we truly hope is a long playoff run. It is good to know that at the present time as a team we are relatively healthy. (And as hockey fans know, a team needs good health, good goaltending and a slight bit of good luck to win in the post season) It will be great to see #11 Jake LeBrun play his first game as a West Kelowna Warrior since being acquired from Prince George in January. We are now definitely in the stretch drive of the season; the time of year that hockey fans and players everywhere look forward to.
This past week we had our formal Warriors team picture taken, which is of course a long standing hockey tradition. Our guys sure made for a great team picture, one that Warriors fans will truly like. I had the privilege of being on the ice that day with the team, and it struck me just how big most of our boys are! (And how small I am!) Everything was focused and serious for the picture, but of course it is impossible to keep these Warriors from having a bit of fun in the process. I am so very impressed with our team; at just how close they are as a group and how focused they are on their goal.
I lead Warriors chapel recently and mentioned to the guys just how awesome it was to be in Arizona. During the late evening when the desert sky was completely dark, I was amazed at the countless stars that pierced the black canopy of space above me. That night I thought of a few verses from Psalm 19 which go like this: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the stars proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour out their speech, night after night they display their knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” I was reminded that God has a greater purpose for me; one that I most likely do not fully understand, and that I am not alone. I am also reminded just how small I really am, (far more so than how small I felt during the team picture…) and as much as I might resist it, the truth is that I am not calling all my own shots.
It is right there in that spot that I find contentment and peace. From God. Period. And that I discover it all in my faith in Christ.
With much respect and love,