There are times when we should flinch, duck, and dodge—like we did when we played our childhood street game known simply as Dodgeball. These skills helped us dodgers obtain the coveted prize—the “winner” title. However, there are times when our flinching, ducking, and dodging are unacceptable—like when it comes to us being steadfast and immovable children of God. Only a steadfast and immovable faith will help us obtain our heavenly rewards.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Double Dutch was played on the sidewalks in my hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Players used clothesline rope, and the more experienced jumpers made the game as challenging as possible. Some would hop on one foot while turning around. Others would bounce a ball, or pick up and put down stones between jumps. Then there were those who could jump so high that the turners would turn the rope twice before the jumper landed. For sure, Double Dutch not only was fun to play, but also it was fantastic exercise!