God transacts his business at unusual places and times. This week for me it was with a local coach. I met the coach as he was preparing the field for the next day’s football drills. He was noticeably frustrated about things: The local athletic program, Anthem parents, and the entitlement attitude of his young players. His frustration had brought him to the breaking point; he had quit his job, put his house on the market and was leaving Anthem. He said, “I’ve had it with Anthem.
We walked the field setting it up for Saturday’s drills. I just listened for I rarely have answers for such problems, but I have experience being up against it. When the field was set up we stood on the edge of the field and prayed. Two men who didn’t know each other very well but who had one thing in common: Christ. He prayed for the athletes and I for him. Sometimes that is all we can do when we find someone going through it; stand by them and pray.