“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
– Romans 6:23
Sometimes life can feel like we’re a hitter trying to make everything happen from our own strength, when really there is the free gift of a hit open on the other side of the field. No matter who you are or where you come from, we all struggle with the difficulties of life. Sometimes our circumstances seem hopeless, but God has left a huge opening for you. Just like the opening there is when a team puts a shift on a hitter – it’s there and waiting for anyone to take.
We all have the “free gift of God which is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23b, NLT). The best part is that it’s free and you don’t have to do anything to obtain it, because it’s “By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).
Take what God gives you, it doesn’t cost you anything. It cost Him everything to send His Son Jesus to live, die and rise again on our behalf. And now “If you Declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved,” (Romans 10:9, NIV).
Take advantage of what God has given. When you do, He can direct you into a life of purpose and peace through Him.
– Eddie Taubensee, Former MLB Catcher for 11 seasons, Director of Baseball Ministries for The Increase and hitting coach in the San Francisco Giants organization.