The Lord’s Baseball Game

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
January 14, 2012

Bob and the Lord stood by to observe 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 never fails. 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.

 

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34 comments
  1. I’m just loving the Inspiration that I’am getting from your blog! I’m glad I took time out to visit your blog; I’ve been missing a lot.
    Great story:)

  2. This gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. It is a perfect analogy, thank you so much for sharing! Also, thank you for liking my blog post today… If you had not done that, I would not have found your amazing page… THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

  3. stayton said:

    I tried to comment earlier on this – loved it – but don’t see my comment so it might not have taken.
    I am no expert on this blog stuff, even though I have a tiny one myself.
    Want to follow yours – and will try to figure that out.
    Blessings, Claudia

    http://theway-thetruth-and-thelife.com/

  4. Jen C. said:

    Reblogged this on 100% Chance of CHANGE and commented:
    A fellow blogger shared this story and I just loved it! We are still battling flu at our house this week, but you are all lifted up in prayers daily!

    • We must always thank the Good Lord when there is a Grand Slam in the bottom of the 9th!!! Thanks for the comment!! Take Care and God Bless :-) Kenny T

  5. aswingle said:

    I’ve never heard this analogy before. A great baseball analogy to the way it all works. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. normally I hate analogies like that, but I enjoyed this one.

  7. IAmB3lov3d said:

    Reblogged this on iamb3lov3d and commented:
    Sports analogies normally don’t interest me, but this one I had to share as well.

  8. restingintheword said:

    What an awesome truth! Love this.

  9. Thank goodness for the grace of God! Great story to drive home the point that without God’s grace we are lost!

  10. Beautiful. Shared it on FB. I’m a huge baseball fan, so this really resonated with me. Again, a home run, Kenny! God bless. Connie

    • This one struck Home Plate with me too! In fact, I think it is a Heavenly Grand Slam!!! LOL Take Care and God Bless :-) Kenny T

  11. Reblogged this on Intrepid Didymus and commented:
    I love, love, love this!!!
    “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.”

    Please read and share!

  12. I’ll try to remember this post to use on opening day of the Atlanta Braves. I liked Dilbert too. I worked in a cube town call center for some years after retiring from teaching. It was a good “moonlighting” job for many of us.

  13. Hiya Kenny, if we read this with listening ears, there is real power in this. Thank you :)

  14. I think I like the Christian stories the most :)

  15. Damilare said:

    beautiful

  16. Reblogged this on Mercy Pursuing Me and commented:
    I love baseball. This is a great little tale that makes a great point. Dilbert isn’t to shabby either.

  17. seeker said:

    Faith filed story. More please. :D

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