Monday, July 26, 2021

Baseball and Christianity

My friend and colleague, Lee Weeks, an avid sports fan, shares similarities between baseball and Christianity in his recent article, "To Be or Not to Be."

"True timing is the difference maker in the game of baseball. The timing of a pitcher’s release, a batter’s swing, an outfielder’s leap, or a base runner’s sprint can be the difference in winning or losing. Knowing when to go for it and make a move, or hold back and wait for another pitch makes baseball the proverbial cat-and-mouse challenge of the mind and body.

Similarly, knowing when to take a pitch or swing for the fences in the game of life is a hit or miss proposition. What might seem like the right decision in the moment can lack the wisdom of an eternal perspective. That’s why knowing whether or not to answer the door when opportunity knocks always requires supernatural wisdom.

God’s Word reminds us in Isaiah 55:9: 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.'

Ponder this: if a Christian can trust Christ with his or her eternity, how much more should they trust in His plans for their lives this his side of Heaven? What might that entail? Will you exchange your goals, desires, ambitions, plans, longings, career, all of who you are—past, present and future, good, bad and in between—for God’s glory and a life rich with meaning, purpose and fulfillment?"

Read Lee's entire article here at his blog.

Image used courtesy of Steshka Willems via Pexels. 

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