During the Australia Open, tennis pro Maria Sharapova noticed that one section of the court was a little bouncy. She knew that something was wrong so she decided to investigate. She dropped a tennis ball on the spot that felt bouncy and the ball didn’t bounce. It didn’t even move a little bit.
(To check out the full video and the explanation behind it, click on the video section of the blog.)
Where was I? Oh yeah, the ball didn’t bounce at all! That’s crazy! I’ve never seen anything like that before. I know they have dead spots in basketball and the ball will bounce a little bit lower, but no bounce at all? It’s something you have to see to believe.
Seeing that dead spot on the court reminded me that sometimes people have dead spots in their lives. Whenever we knowingly do something wrong or hurtful, it’s kind of like a dead spot. You’re Christianity just doesn’t respond, or bounce, the way it’s supposed to.
For instance, let’s say that I’m a pretty good person but I like to tease some of the less popular kids. The kids who I’m being mean to won’t respond nicely to me because they will have negative feelings towards me and the Holy Spirit can’t do its work properly; kind of like that dead spot. The ball will bounce fine on other parts of the court, but once it hits the dead spot, it stops bouncing.
Are there any dead spots on your court? If so, then I guess it’s time to try your hardes to fix them before it’s too late.