The words "hope" and "faith" were front and center on the Ottawa Sun newspaper today! Tonight it's a different story. The Sens just didn't have enough of whatever it takes to cap a cup. Fisher was a driving force as always. Alfie (Alfredsson) just shook off the boos and scored twice.
Where are "hope" and "faith" tonight? Far be it from me to even hazard a guess at how disappointing it must be for the Senators. Fortunately for guys like Mike Fisher, hope and faith are based in a Person not just in a pursuit no matter how noble the pursuit of the Cup might be.
Stanley Cup celebrations are charged with excitement but they are short-lived. How many teams have won back-to-back Cups in recent memory?
Hope and Faith are lasting for those who know the One who anchors our lives. We can look beyond the present, the immediate and know that in the final analysis, our personal knowledge of and walk with an eternal God is the most important part of life.
That doesn't take away from the agony of defeat! The flight home from Anaheim will not be a happy one.
My heart aches for the guys I know like Mike Fisher and Chris Neil. I've met Antoine Vermette several times and I love the gutsy way he plays. Dean McAmmond played his heart out until Pronger knocked his head in.
Roy Mlakar...you are a special man! You have made this season a memorable one for me and for my family! Thank you!
Thank you, Ottawa Senators, for a great run!
Until next year, GO SENS GO!
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." - Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)