This is the time of year when some guys go into some sort of a sports-like-hibernation. Football season had ended, and they blankly stare at the TV screen yearning for the next kickoff.
Not me, I love the game of baseball, and I watch several games each week. My fondness for Americas’ game is due to the many memories of my dad and the times we spent together on a baseball field. He coached, his boys played, and the family rotated from one field to another playing and watching games.
Weather permitting, I played baseball almost 7 days a week. My buddies and I would ride our bikes to a designated field or park and choose up sides and the game was on.
There were usually 3 or 4 of the boys who were the best of the best, and all the other boys wanted to play on their team. You wanted them to pick you because your odds of winning were much better when you were on their team.
While I was reminiscing about this favorite summer pastime, I thought of John 15:6. Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”
The greatest All Star of all times has chosen you to play on His team. He promises to equip you and empower you to accomplish His will.
The game has begun, so why not step up into the batter’s box and take a swing or two?