Above

The Lord God claims the purview of ushering a man upward or downward

I first met Japheth during my constant visits with his dad. Peter was then a prized rookie for the popular Barangay Ginebra club. The fiery faith of Aguilar approximates his eagle-like tenacity in raising his boy. 

My wife had the simple joy of mentoring the lanky lad how to swim. My younger brother had the privilege of introducing him to stateside NCAA. As he suited up for Western Kentucky, the ascent of his sporting career took off. 

During some of our chats, I find the conversation about God providing the central narrative of where he is headed. 

Like any young man, his trek has been most challenging.  

Not too long ago, he introduced me to the nuance of the Euro-step. It is a footwork maneuver that seeks to throw off the guard with a sharp slant towards the basket.

This is always my prayer for Japheth and all whom God has graciously introduced me to.

May the wind behind their back cause them to sharply slant to soar above the ordinary and unto Christ's glorious lift. 

Japheth over Kevin Durant  / Team Philippines Smart Gilas vs. Kobe+NBA stars.  

Japheth over Kevin Durant / Team Philippines Smart Gilas vs. Kobe+NBA stars.