I’m watching the 2016 World Series tonight. It’s game 5 and the Cleveland Indians have a 3-1 lead as we have the beautiful setting of Wrigley Field.
As I watch this game and all the hopes of the Cubs fans that have endured year after year of losing and heart break. I can’t keep from thinking that their fans keep the faith no matter what the odds.
The Cubs are unlikely at best to come back and win the Championship this year but I admire their faith in this seemingly lost cause.
I don’t have much better odds being a fan of the Texas Rangers. It is not a good bet for them to win a Championship either. However, their is a sure bet that has already won their battle I would like to talk about. That battle is between the all-time loser and master of deceit Satan and the All-Time Champion and King of Kings Jesus Christ. This game is already over, there won’t be any late game heroics here. When Jesus died on the cross and said “it is finished”, He accomplished the ultimate win for the ages.
What did Jesus win? He won the ability to bring sinful folks like me and the rest of my MLB fan/friends out there to be reconciled to the Father. We now have the ability to be called a son of the Most High, due to Jesus never striking out and only coming up big in the clutch. Satan tried to tempt Him, and get Jesus uncomfortable. But Jesus just focused on what he was here to do and accomplished his mission. Talk about Home Runs!
The Cubs may win this year but more than likely they will let you down again just like my Rangers. If you want to be a part of a winning team accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. Acknowledge that you are a sinner and that there is no hope in you to overcome sin or death on your own. Acknowledge that you agree with God about your sin and that you want to turn away from it. Leave it behind, and let Jesus gift of salvation give you the freedom your soul desires. You don’t have to be perfect to become a Christian you just have to believe, and that belief will change your heart so that you can love others.
We put a lot of effort into being baseball fans, perhaps we can start using some of that energy and start serving Christ and let the Holy Spirit work through us for His glory.
in 2116 The Cubs still might not be crowned Champions of MLB, but if Jesus is crowned Lord of your heart you won’t care about the Cubs anyways.