“Take a look at my servant. I’ll back him to the hilt.” Isaiah 42:1
On the many different jobs I had within the church, I’m sure I disappointed the staff on a few occasions. I made errors, spoke out of line, and played defense instead of offense for the team. I discovered through experience it was easier to be a teammate at work than at home.
Until my adult children moved on, my home team consisted of five people. Now, we are back to the original two, my husband, Glen, and me. During the last twenty years, we’ve had winning seasons and losing seasons. For a period of time, I felt as if our team would dissolve. Something was missing–we had strayed from the playbook we established when we became a couple–to have each’s back through the good times and the bad. Glen went his way, I went mine. No wonder we were losing the game.
Through marriage counseling, we learned that to be a team, we needed three things: One, to rediscover what made us a team in the first place, two, to build on that knowledge, and three, to invite God to become a team mate.
Dear Lord, thank you for having our backs when we are fouling out of the game of life. Amen.