This past weekend I joyfully cheered Auburn’s upset of Alabama even as this poor child wept in his father’s arms.
Now before you judge me as cold hearted and a man with no soul, just know that all this boy knows of the sports world is victory. Alabama has captured three of the last four national championships. It would serve this boy well to experience some heartache and an experience of ‘just wait until next year’.
As a Chicago Cubs fan I have no sympathy for this young Alabama fan and I know all about waiting until next year. We have been waiting until next year for over 100 years now. We wait, we anticipate, we hope, and then we wait some more. Even without much evidence to the contrary we wait, anticipate, and hope for a Cubs World Series victory. Cubs fans are well trained in this advent season of waiting, anticipating, and hoping. For Cubs fans it feels as though it is always Advent.
OTL: No Love Lost
This week in sanctuary worship we will dare to hope even when it feels as though there is no reason to hope. As we hear from the prophet Isaiah (chapter 11:1-10) we are given a vision of the future that is quite hopeful. It is a vision in which we can place our trust because of the hope that came into the world through Jesus Christ. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday morning as we gather together in hope expectantly waiting Christ’s return, and maybe even a Cubs championship.
Rev. Colin Snider