Reminiscing of the days when he played baseball 50 years ago in High-School, a vendor stopped into my office a couple times this week and both times talk turned to his baseball days as he gleams a grin on his boyish face. Hearing his fastball story a second time in one week, the song “Glory Days” flashes through my mind when Bruce sings about bumping into a friend in a local bar who was a big baseball player back in high school and all he kept talking about was “Glory Days” and the conversation kept going back to the glory days.
For me personally, my days of high-school baseball, I was cut from the team before the tryouts even began. Certainly nothing to be proud of but it is what it is.
There are however, so many Glory Days of those puzzling and fun teenage years, our 20’s, 30’s, early 40’s etc…then life as we know it suddenly changes. A trying time breaks out, an inner struggle ensues or a break up of a family from divorce comes out of left-field. Things change, sadness happens, not something one is particularly glorious about.
If you currently are in down-cycle, as ludicrous as it may sound, these are the Glory Days. You may ask how is divorce or life’s trials possibly representative of Glory Days?
The answer is based on a Biblical principle of suggesting we should count it all glory when we are going through a trial because trials create patience via suffering, patience leads to perseverance, perseverance builds character and character to hope.
If you are feeling at the top of the world right now and not going through any trials, count it all joy, for these too are the Glory Days. I wish you continued joy and blessings. Having been on both ends of the spectrum, I find the truest of Glory Days are the days when we draw close to God.
The time to experience His presence is now! Call upon His name for the ultimate Glory. Seek and ye shall find and live abundantly in the Glory Days. Glory Days! I am so thankful for the Glory Days. Good and bad, Glory Days. Yes, Glory Days!