Rohit Sharma’s 23rd-ODI hundred and his slowest ever (it came in 128 balls) versus South Africa in India’s first game in the World Cup 2019 had a stamp of maturity. With K Rabada letting it rip, he instantly knew that it was not going to be easy this seemingly small target of 230 odd that South Africa set for India following some super bowling by India’s Bumrah and Chahal. New batsmen would find batting tough, Rohit gathered from his mature assessment of conditions in the middle. So he stayed put. He nearly got hit in his groin as the South African pace battery bowled menacingly. He got beaten repeatedly. He was dropped on 1. But he carried on. Having made more than 50% India’s runs in the match, he stayed till the winning runs were scored. Rohit was like the men of Issachar the Bible talked about “…who understood the times and knew what Israel should do…” (I Chron. 12:32). God’s will is that we as believers all grow into maturity (Eph. 4:13). Don’t be a kiddish Christian, expecting an easy life. – Duke Jeyaraj.
(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a listener/reader supported Indian ministry. Find out more at www.dukev.org. Like Duke’s ministry page –www.facebook.com/dukebook).