The Perfect Game, the Unexpected Play

My husband and I watched the movie, The Perfect Game this week. It was based on a true story about the 1957 Little League World Series. An unknown team from a steel town of Monterrey, Mexico was portrayed in the movie. It tells the story of how these small, raggedy boys won the little league world series.  The pitcher, Angel Macias  threw the only perfect game in the history of the championship. The movie was not just about baseball.  I loved how the coach taught and learned life lessons throughout the movie. One of his favorite things to demonstrate to the boys was to be ready for, "The unexpected play at the unexpected time". Woven into the movie was this theme, over and over again.

When this came up in the movie I began to think about how often God has done that. We see it throughout scripture that God will do the unexpected in His perfect timing. Remember the first time you heard about Moses taking the Israelites to the red sea?  Would God save them? Of course He did and just at the perfect time. In I Kings a widow serves Elijah and then her son grows ill. In anger she cries out to God. Will God let this child die? Her child is spared in God's time. Even Jesus as an unborn child in Mary's womb was in danger. We see the unexpected happen as He is protected from Herod. Jesus on the cross did not alter from this concept.  It would have been so easy to stop the whole circus. He did the unexpected thing at the unexpected time. He died, that we may live.  

In my life God has done this very thing. It may not have been as exciting as Daniel in the lions den or a burning bush but, none the less, He has surprised me with provision, protection and peace when I did not expect it. When I did not know what to do, where to turn or how to respond He showed up. Learning to trust Him to do and be who He says He is has been a journey. 

I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? 
Jeremiah 32:27

He is the God of the unexpected play. I always knew He loved baseball!

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Thank you for visiting, Praying that you are blessed today. Jann

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