There is nothing better in a baseball game or any sport for that matter, than when your team makes a comeback. Everyone has pretty much given up hope and then all the sudden …. it happens. That 3 point shot in the last second of a game that means that someone wins March Madness :-) That last play of the game where the quarterback throws a hail mary and a wide receiver that nobody has ever heard of happens to be in the right spot. Or that ninth inning, when your team is behind by 3, and your favorite player hits a grand slam…. game over, you win.
Maybe your in a season in your life where you feel like you are losing big time. You don’t see that you have a chance…. You haven’t won a game in a really really long time.
Maybe it seems that it’s the last 7 seconds of your game and you have the ball — and your team is behind by 2.
Maybe you’ve got the football, and you have to score a touchdown or it’s all over because this is the last play of the game.
Or maybe you’re at bat, behind by three, but there are three guys on base. It’s a full count.
Well, guess what? This is your moment. Because we serve THAT kind of God. God is a God of comebacks.
Look through history. David, the dude who had an affair and then killed off the girl's husband, was considered a man after God’s own heart. Abraham who slept with his slave because he couldn’t wait for God to give him the son He promised, still ended up with a 90 year old pregnant wife…. talk about a last second shot! How about the apostle Paul who was out killing Christians ….. a mess for sure…. playing for the other team… who gets a second chance to be recruited by God for a lifetime of purposeful service and changing the lives of others.
And i’m pretty sure that there is no comeback story more powerful than the man who was dead and buried for three days and then showed up alive. Just sayin.
So if you are in a week moment, grab ahold of that last bit of faith you have, summon some courage, and head out to the game.