Hope plans a Grand-Slam! Will You Be Ready?

Imagine the hope that fills the little league world series arena.

High hope is what so many come to that field with. Little leaguers aren’t alone in that. Coach’s, parents, media and so forth all have their own hopes and longings that they bring. Their own motives and desires for being there.

Fly-Ball Towards Hope

Hands held high, eyes on sky,
Breathing abated, hearts a- racing,
Feet on earth, weight dispersed,
Leather hits!
The catch? As if rehearsed!

Next batter up!

Hand gives a code,
(Bases at full load)
“Mound” starts motion,
OUT! Its notion.

Swing followed through,
“Strike one, Strike Two!”

Cap adjusted; Courage mustered.
Bat taps sand,
Hope plans a Grand Slam!
Elation finds bliss.
The ball? Cleanly hit!

Not only hit,
But up, over and out!
Crowd arises.
High fives and smiling.
Runners? Home!
A glimpse of victory known.

Only a few moments gone bye,
Seen with rhyme,
Through a newbies eye,
During Little League,
World Series time.

A mere bleep in life!

Time has no end.
Hope is yet unfolding.
Love awaited for?
Definitely worth holding.
Don’t you know?
Us, He is molding!.

To understand
This thing called hope,
One must some of Jesus Know:
His Life, His death,
After 3 days he arose!

Life’s found in the Son!
Don’t you know?

He has sent the ball over toward you.
Hope eternal is now in your view!

I caught "Hope!" Teenager sitting Indian style on dirt field cradling a glove with a ball in it.

His smile is gentle, welcoming,
(And yes, playful too.)
It’s not the first time
He’s sent a fly to you.

He awaits your move toward his team.
The sunlight glints. His smile is seen.

Don’t you know? On you he’s keen!
Join Him now. You’ll find life serene.

His hope for you, it does aspire.
He beckons you. Depart the fire!

It’s not hard.
He gives Life freely.
Believe He’s 3 in 1. 
It’s quite easy!

Then for every “hit”, In His name run,
You’ll chalk one up to team, “The Son!”

You’ll be wondering why and how
You ever thought
You could Him do without.

Him, who is clothed
With Hope abiding,
(On whom mankind’s future,
Is truly riding!)

He is rising up
And going forth.
His team each moment
Grows in force!

His life on earth? Lived without sin!
(A tip to you, faith rules. And is key to getting in!)

© Kari L. Greenaway
Scripture Reference:
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Faith and hope walk hand in hand. For a hope boost, check out my book, “Hope Doesn’t Hide.” But what about mercy? See how I “tie” Little League to that here: Mercy Hits a Home Run

(Evangelistic Christian Poetry) (Little League World Series Featured poem)

Image of teenager with glove & ball courtesy of Cheryl Holt at Pixabay

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