13 years ago, my wife was about to give birth to our youngest daughter. She was in labor in her hospital room and I was in there with her. Because we had been in there for a while, we had the tv on with the volume turned all the way down. The World Series was on.
Finally, her doctor walked in. He was a good guy. I enjoyed talking with him. Anyway, when he walked in, he looked up at the tv and said, "Oh yeah, the World Series is on! Who's winning?" I told him the score and then we stood there for a minute watching the game and shooting the breeze. We had a few laughs and watched a few pitches.
Then it occurred to both of us that my pregnant wife needed our attention. She was the reason we were in there to begin with, and we were losing focus. So, needless to say, we shifted our attention on to her and the big event that was about to take place. It was time for our Rachel to come into the world!
Lara and I still laugh about that story today. I'm glad she's a good sport about it. It's one event we will never forget.
If we're not careful, we can lose focus with the important things of life. And that's not good. Not at all.
In Revelation 2:4 Jesus said this to a church: "You have forsaken the love you had at first." He reminded believers they were distracted and not focused on their Lord like they should have been. They had shifted their eyes away from where they needed to be.
Husbands, don't get distracted by the World Series when your attention should be on your wife.
And, Christians, don't get distracted by the trivial, insignificant matters of life when your attention needs to be on your Lord.
May God help us all to set our hearts and minds where they ought to be. Matters of spiritual and eternal significance need to be on the forefront of our desires and thoughts. Let's seek God first, worship God first, and love God first. Nothing in this world, including the World Series, is more important than that.