Guatemala Photo of the Day – Picking Teams

Just beyond the circle of girls playing Duck, Duck, Goose, boys gather in the most open part of the central park for a game of soccer. The ball isn’t real fancy, but it works, and the goals are makeshift as well. My son, Isaac, jumps into it. He stands out for sure although he is probably younger than many of the boys. I didn’t watch the whole process, but the picture seems to indicate that the boys were determining teams for the big game of the night.

We all want to be picked. We all want to play the game. And we don’t want to be picked last. Many children in this village go unrecognized and unnoticed by the rest of the world, but God has a plan for each of them. In fact, He picked them to be on His team – just like He picked you and me.