Opening Day: When Hope Springs Eternal And Faith Is Put To The Test

It’s Opening Day again and I am making my way to Wrigley for somewhere around my 30th opening day. I am already thinking “This Is The Year!” no matter how many people are telling me it isn’t going to happen. I see the talent they have and I know in my head that it will be a long season with no playoffs at the end. In my heart though, I am picturing the victory parade down Michigan Avenue in November and my picture being taken with the World Series trophy.

Cubs Bobblehead

“Hope Springs Eternal”. The theme of Cubs opening day year after year that turns into “Wait till next year” usually not far into the season. Now there have been the exceptions to that when they have made the post-season when the “Wait till next year” cry was done while sobbing over thinking of what could have been. I have seen every other Chicago sports team win championships while still waiting for our turn to come. I have seen players leave the Cubs only to go on to win championships with other teams. I have seen players turn bad seasons with the Cubs into Hall of Fame careers elsewhere.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

I have faith that we will actually win the World Series in my lifetime. Then again, it’s possible that someday Jesus will return and say “Good job. I told the Cubs not to win anything until I get back.” Happy Opening Day everyone! Go Cubs! This Is Our Year!

World Series Ring

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