Sometimes we forget that God shows up in the most ordinary of ways. God is present in our baptism as waters of repentance wash away our sins. God is present in the bread and wine, renewing our faith every time we take communion.
But one day in grade school, God met me through someone for whom I had no use and, in fact, avoided at every turn. A classmate pursued me, just as God pursues us. God always watches over us and sent Christ to be our redeemer.
This message is an excerpt of “The ballgame” by Helen Hollingsworth in the March 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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