However, Chris informed me that he had written a blog post for me. At first, I thought that he was joking, but then he showed me what he had written, so I decided that I would let my dear hubby be featured as my first guest post:)
How do you explain miracles to a child? Through Auburn football—that's how!
Miracles usually precipitate when Good can no longer hold out against Evil, when there is a need for something greater, stronger and by God. Not to say that any team in particular is evil, but the disbelief that hovers outside the gates is inherently evil. That disbelief has always plagued Auburn through doubters, announcers, and crazed fans.
Teach your children to believe. We teach ours—in part—by being Auburn fans.
It almost seemed predestined. From the very first A-Day game the "littles" ever attended, miracles were on display in a season not soon to be forgotten. Eleanor wrote of this very thing [here], how Chloe wanted to see Aubie and somehow found him in the most peculiar way:
It was a miracle of the smallest proportion. Yet, it was in terms a child could understand.
Our little angels have watched over the team all season:
They believe because their parents believe. Eleanor and I are fans of a silly game. But by that game, impossibilities are transformed—a great lesson in any forum. They can believe in miracles, because they have seen them on the field.
Supernatural forces have been at work. How else do you explain it? Maybe Evil sapped our trees. Maybe Good always prevails. Whatever it was, the "littles" are a little closer to understanding miracles—a little closer to believing in real-life miracles.
God may not have an interest in football, but he wants us to believe in impossibilities. Ultimately, it's good for our faith.