Corollas > Major League Baseball > Silver Jags

Now, this happened yesterday, and it’s SO funny!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. One thing I’ve learned though, is that it’s OKAY TO DREAM. And aren’t dreams wonderful?

It all started yesterday afternoon. JJ, my son, and his mate, Mazey (that’s what they call him), were needing a ride to another mate’s place. So we all jump in my ’83 Corolla. JJ even let me drive. Lately, HE’s been driving the Corolla, because his Commodore is off the road at present…. another story.

Boy, it was SO good to get behind the wheel again, and I told JJ so. He then says to me, “Hey Mum, you’ve got your dream car. I don’t need to buy you one.”

The he proceeded to tell me about how he and Mazey want to play Major League Baseball in America. And when he makes it to the Major League, he’ll buy each of us our dream car. But apparently, I don’t need one.

Now the fact that he’d want to play professional baseball is an amusing story in itself. So I had better tell it.

You see, here in Oz, it’s always been CRICKET of us, ESPECIALLY for JJ. As a kid, his ultimate dream was to play cricket for Australia. All summer his life revolved around cricket, with a bit of surfing here and there.

But what does a cricketer do in the winter time?

Well, last year he was asked to play for the local baseball team. Even though he’d never play the game before, and he didn’t have a clue about the rules, he agreed to play. At least it involved a bat and a ball. It was so funny to start with. He’d go in and hit the ball when they told him to, and then run when they said so. Surprisingly, he did very well. He made it to the regional rep team and played in a couple of games away. And at the end of the season, he was runner-up for Rookie of the Year.

So, can you imagine how amazed I was yesterday, when he talked about his aspiration to play baseball in the States. Apparently, he’s learned a lot about the game in the past twelve months. Now he’s really hooked on it. However, it IS winter and there’s no CRICKET. Things might change again in the summer. πŸ™‚

Anyhow, getting back to my Corolla, my “dream car”. I really didn’t think it was fair that I should miss out on a new car. Then I figured, I could bless a mate with this one. So I wrote to a good mate in America, and asked him two questions:

  • “What is your dream car? (I want to know.)”
  • “What are the best Major League Baseball teams in the States? (JJ wants to know.)”

I then proceeded to tell him about JJ’s high aspirations. I said that if JJ makes it to the Major League, and if he cooks him a few burgers, I’d get JJ to buy him his dream car.

Well, my friend’s DREAM dream car, he says, would be a silver Jag! But right now, his PRACTICAL dream car – the car he would love to figure out a way to buy right now (because they like and it’s relatively cheap) – is a silver Chevrolet Cobalt.

Now, this is where the story gets REALLY interesting!

After mentioning that, my friend had to go and pick up one of the kids. On the way back and as they rounded the corner a block from home, guess what they saw parked in front of their house?

A SILVER JAG!!!!!!!!

Just like something out of a fairy tale!! You make a wish, and there it appears!! πŸ™‚

And later, when he went walkies with the dogs, that silver Jag was still mysteriously parked in front of their house!!!! And in the very spot where they park THEIR cars!!!

His first question was:

“YOU AND YOUR FLICKR FRIENDS AREN’T THAT CONNECTED ARE YOU???!!!” (My Flickr friends would understand what that means.) πŸ™‚

I pleaded NOT GUILTY!!!

But as I think about it, it IS a blessing from the Lord.

NO, He didn’t give my friend a silver Jag, but He sent one along. just like it was his to look at for a day. πŸ™‚

It’s reminds of our lorikeets that come to our verandah everyday. They were never around until last August. We’d never fed them before. But it’s like a blessing from the Lord…. something He’s sent for us to enjoy.

And all it costs us is some bread and honey. Truly amazing!!! And now pics of our birds have gone all around the world and been a blessing to many. And the Lord has used them to share the gospel.

How NEAT is that?

So, as I see it, the blessings of God are just something God gives us. And not something we’ve had to work for. And they’re things we don’t deserve.

But gee, what a shame my friend’s camera was broken. 😦 I would have loved to see a photo.

And hey, I do think the Lord has a sense of humor!! I imagine Him sitting up there with a big smile on His face!!

I reckon this one is really neat!! πŸ˜€

Hey!! You know what else this tells me???

It’s OKAY TO DREAM!!!

Now practically speaking, it is highly unlikely for my friend to own a silver Jag. Also, the chance of JJ making it to the Major League in the States, is extremely slim.

But still, you never know. Stranger things have happened, and mostly for those who have had a dream.

But dreams take us beyond the ordinary, and they give us something to aspire for. Even if we don’t make it, the dream is still good. Very often, God has something else in store. And then again, very often, God puts dreams in our hearts. Just take a look at Joseph and David.

So, I do believe that the silver Jag was God’s way of letting my friend know that God does WANT to bless him. He knows that deep down, for practical reasons, my friend doesn’t really want a silver Jag. Besides it probably wouldn’t look right in his driveway at the moment… not until the renovations are done, at least. πŸ™‚

But I’m sure he did like looking at it. So the Lord put it there for him to enjoy. God LOVES to bless His kids!! I reckon He’s pretty neat!!!

I’m sitting here smiling about the whole incident. I reckon it’s a real BLOW-OUT!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

Hey, how COOL is our God!!?? 8)

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