Hey Kid, Catch.


I had a dream where me and some other people were paired up with kids for a game of catch with a football, out in a low-cut grassy field. The object of the game was for everyone to start at the same line, while the children run as far as they wanted, but a pair would only progress if the kid caught the ball from their partner.

This little child with horrible vision and weak eyes, barely able to see, eagerly wanted to be my partner. I work with kids, so the physical deficiency didn't bother me. However, at this point, I figured I would just aim for us to have fun since there was no chance in winning.

This kid could not see, but every time I threw the ball, the kid caught it. The other children missed some of their catches. This kid didn't miss any.

Then, the sun started shining really bright. This blinded the child even further, making the kid's vision completely gone. With the sun being so bright, I also could not see now.

My little partner's confidence did not weaken. As I saw this, I also became confident once more. I could not rely on my vision anymore, but I threw the ball. The child was prepared, hands out, arms fully extended, waiting for the ball. It was perfectly caught.

A few more throws later, we were at the end, ahead of the pack, and all the child had to do was run the ball in for victory. We had won.

The kid's name was Faith.

"For we live by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7)

"Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable, and learn about heaven’s kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child, you will never be able to enter in." (Matthew 18:3, The Passion Translation)