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From My View For April 18

By Staff | Apr 18, 2018

After watching the movie “I Can Only Imagine” at Valley Cinema 3 in New Martinsville last week, I thought it might be a nice topic to write about.

I love the song that Bart Marshall Millard wrote about his dad, from down deep inside his being.

All people can relate to the song in their own trials and tribulations, while having Jesus and GOD right there beside you, you can’t go wrong.

As a guy that is very emotional anyway, tears rolled down my cheeks more than once during the show, thinking about my time as a young boy and throughout my soon-to-be 64 years of age.

It also made me think about my past 18 years of service as your sports writer here at the Wetzel Chronicle, good as well as bad.

The many games, matches and meets that I have written about.

What if I could imagine what might have been when a disappointing loss turned into a victory, and even turned it around? Or, if a win was turned into a loss… It would’ve been a very different ending.

What if that game could have went the other way, and the team I was covering would get that hit to win, or wouldn’t make the error that caused the opposing team to get the win?

Did things turn out the way they did because it was meant to be, or something else?

We can’t change the past, but we can make circumstances better, or work harder for that next catch, instead of an error.

Loads of stuff, I can only imagine. Better yet, what can you imagine tomorrow will bring?

First, you must live for today, because we don’t even know if tomorrow will come or not.

Can you really imagine when that day will come when we stand face-to-face with God, and His Son, Jesus?

Surrounded by his glory, will we fall to our knees and face, and sing hallelujah, or will we not?

We must still go through our life until that one day we hope to see him face-to-face.

But until then, we need to get right.

Work hard, practice hard and play to win all the time, in everything we do. Can you imagine getting that hit to win the game, or that ball hit inside the field of play, instead of going out of bounds?

I remember when mighty Casey was at bat and hit the ball over the fence for a home run, or was it that I imagined striking out?

It’s you and you only, with the help of your teammates if it is a team sport, that you can change the ending of a loss into a win.

We will never know, unless we try. Keep on trying, because I can’t imagine anything less.


With the spring sports in full-game mode because of all the bad weather we had, there will be game after game to catch up on. But, if we don’t know there was a game, it is hard to get that picture to go with a story. Let us know if there is a game change.