On Nov 18, 2018
INDIAN WOMEN CRICKET TEAM’s RADHA YADAV & PASSION FOR THE LORD - DUKE JEYARAJ
Radha Yadav. Do not know, who? She's Indian Women's team, Ravi Jadeja. Just 18 years. In India's group-toppers deciding game versus the mighty Aussies on 17 Nov 2018, she just bowled four tight overs to stangle the Aussie batswomen. Not just that. She took a caught and bowled - one of the best ever running-caught and bowled I have ever seen on live TV. DM Kimmince, the Australian batswoman's rocket that landed nearly in the mid-on area was caught by the bowler herself. She had to spring like Usian Bolt to catch that. She had to dive at the end to reach for the ball. But she did so, so wowingly! And threw the ball in celebration and let out a roar akin to the roar that Yuvraj Singh let out when he caught Michael Hussey's rocket in the India-Australia World T20 Semifinals! There was so much passion involved! You got goose bumps while watching it! If you did not watch Radha take that catch do so. You will be enthralled. Do we show quarter that passion when it comes to the things of God? The Psalmist showed that passion. Read Psalm 63 when he writes even his body longed for God! Apostle Paul showed extreme passion for Jesus. In his ministry path was wet with tears (Phil. 3:18; Acts 20:31). He was extremely passionate that Christ's enemies would get saved. He had "unceasing anguish" in his heart that some people still were not saved (Rom. 9:1-3). He was over-passionate for the church believers he served. He was in the "anguish of childbirth" until Christ was formed in the hearts of believers (Gal. 4:19). Let's show some passion for God!