In one of my all time favorite Kevin Costner movies, “Field of Dreams,” recall when his daughter was choking on a hotdog, and the character Doc Graham had the tug to come to the Edge of the Ledge of his dream to encounter the proof of his truth: John 15:12-13, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” In the reality of his dream, when the tug of war between the love of his life, and the love of the life of another gave him the tug, we can see the proof of what was greater to him now in the midst of living his dream; that it was the same for him roughly fifty years earlier when he was in the midst of living his reality. In the field of dreams, the character Doc Graham actually had the chance to experience that base hit along with the never ending joy of it all; however, in the field of real life almost fifty years earlier, the character Moonlight Graham first came to the tug of war on the edge of his ledge to first encounter this truth. He did not have the proof at that time, but he would end up getting both the understanding, and the proof of his greater love for another than the love he had just for himself to play baseball. In the case where those of us are finding our way in the Will of the Father, the Father will tug of war on the edge of his ledge for us until we can find that line to cross over.
We can spend much time trying to find our way, but as we are trying to find our way, we have to always know what the difference is in what we tug with in our life. In hindsight, we can see that the tug in the movie character Moonlight Graham’s life as a young baseball player, as it is with us in our lives, is do we want to tend with what it takes to live our dream. If his dream was to play baseball, then he has to not cross over the line of his dream as a young man, and keep playing baseball. You and I have our dream, and we have our reality, but which one will we tend to encounter the same proof to our truth also: John 15:12-13, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” In the movie, we see the character Doc Graham at the end after his tug from the character Moonlight Graham with the understanding of how great his life had been. And when both options came before him in the field of dreams, he made the same choice with understanding as he had made fifty years earlier in the field of reality without understanding: he crossed the line in which he now understood that he would be willing to lay his life down, or give his best self for another as a Doctor. The Father Will Tug Of War On The Edge Of His Ledge For Us, until we know the line to cross in which we are willing to lay down our ways to give the ways where we can best love, or give others the best of our lives. We do not get to stand side by side both options in reality with full understanding to make the correct decision, but as we tend to our reality to get the understanding, “The Father Will Tug Of War On The Edge Of His Ledge For Us,” as we make the choice to cross the line that allows us to have the greater love for another.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.