‘ONE Man and His Dog’ programmes were a good watch on television and while it appeared to me the dog was doing most of the work with the Shepherd just gave the orders, but of course the one giving the orders is really the one in charge.
Last Sunday afternoon I was reminded of that as I watched the enthralling contest between England and Australia in the Ashes Test series.
To say that England’s hopes were on life support when Jack Leach, the last man, came to the crease with 73 runs still needed for victory, was an understatement.
But Ben Stokes took charge against the hostile Australian bowling and smashed 72 of those runs with Leach scoring just 1 run from 17 deliveries but he proved his worth by just staying there until the end.
There are many times in our lives when our future seems to be on a ‘life support machine’ with no ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.
That little word ‘but’, just three letters, can so often prove very significant as we ‘bat out’ against the odds.
Jesus Christ longs to be our companion at the ‘other end of the pitch’ helping us out through all the things in our lives, whether good or bad, giving us that immense support which we need to face all that life may throw at us.
So it is good to let Jesus Christ be part of our team and see how he can encourage us in every situation.
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