Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More to Life than Linning

Jeremy Lin’s 7-game Linning streak came to an end Friday night with an unexpected loss to New Orleans. We knew it had to happen. Kind of reminds me of the Packer’s perfect season ending with a surprising loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Lin and the Knicks came back on Sunday night with a Lin against the world champion Mavericks. The Lin-sanity continues!

We had a Lin-sane basketball weekend also, with three games each for our 11-year-old “Lil Lin” and teenage “Jeremy.” Our 14-year-old’s friends now call him “Jeremy Lin” while our 11-year-old point guard played like Lin, with 30 points for the weekend including four 3-point shots. That takes “Lil Lin” to 7 of 14 3-pointers for the season.

Inspired by the real-life Lin and a teammate’s dad encouraging him to shoot more 3s, our “Lil Lin” lit up the net with 14 points on Friday night, 12 on Saturday, and a tired 4 on Sunday. The smallest player on his team, he often protected the ball against two to three defenders at a time and rarely turned it over.

Our teenage “Jeremy” played tough in three games on Saturday, resulting in three wins for their tournament team. Playing post against guys taller and bigger than he, our “Jeremy” muscled his way in there to box out, rebound, and make some shots. During a break between games, our teen bought a Knicks shirt at the Eastbay store in Wausau. It didn’t have “Lin” written on the back, but he wanted it anyway. Lin is now the favorite player for both our boys.

“Lil Lin’s” team had a win, loss, and win to end their regular season on a high note of 9 Lins to 6 losses. It could not have been higher, as our 11-year-old was baptized on Sunday upon his profession of faith, and then we raced the 30-minute drive to make his game at 1:15. It was good to see his teammates and fans welcome him to the game, which we were expecting to miss. He arrived two minutes before the game began, and we ended up with a Lin by 1. To Lin-finity and beyond!

Of course we realize that life is more than sports and Linning, which Lin seems to get. Whatever we are called to do or wherever we are placed, the end of man is to do all to the glory of God. Whether it’s sports, work, or ministry that we are called to do, that avenue can be used to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

1 Corinthians 10:31:
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do,
do all to the glory of God.


Jen said...

Awww sounds like they are having fun and doing great!

Lisa said...

It's been a fun season, and going fast!