Eph 2:8a “For by Grace are you saved through faith…”
Baseball and getting Home Safe…
Bob and the Lord stood by to watch a baseball game.
The Lord’s team was playing Satan’s team. The Lord’s team was at bat,
the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning
with two outs.
They continued to watch as a batter stepped up to the plate whose name
was Love. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love
The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faith
works with Love.
The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the
first pitch. Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it
pass: Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because
Godly wisdom never swings at what Satan throws.
The bases were loaded The Lord then turned to Bob and told him He was
now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace.
Bob said “He sure doesn’t look like much!” Satan’s whole team relaxed
when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and
fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball
harder than anyone had ever seen.
But Satan was not worried; his center fielder let very few get by.
He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on
the head and sent him crashing on the ground; then it continued over the
fence for a home run! The Lord’s team won.
The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom
could get on base but could not win the game. Bob answered that he did
not know why.
The Lord explained, “If your love, faith and wisdom had won the game you
would think you had done it by yourself. Love, faith and wisdom will
get you on base, but only My Grace can get you home.
My Grace is the one thing Satan cannot steal.”
Eph 2:8, 9 “For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is a gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”