The coach you can depend on

Have you ever thought about God as your coach? This was a new concept for my Christian Science Sunday School class of fourth-graders (ten- and eleven-year-olds). Through the years, I’ve found God to be the most reliable “coach” both on and off the field, and I wanted to share with them why every aspect of God’s nature makes that so. All of my students are involved in sports, including soccer, basketball, football, golf, and baseball, so the analogy seemed to be a hit with them (no pun intended!). 

They’ve probably figured out by now that not every person who will be coaching them in their sport is going to be a great coach. Some people are better at the job, and more natural at it, than others. Whatever the case, we have one true coach in life who will never let us down: the infinite, divine presence we call God. We can always rely on our divine coach for instruction, guidance, and encouragement—even healing. This coach is always with us, lovingly watching over us, nurturing us, and seeing us as we really are.

There are many qualities we associate with a good coach. For instance, intelligence: a good coach is knowledgeable about their sport, offers solid instruction, and teaches skills that enable their players to grow and succeed. 

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July 22, 2019

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