ODB: T-Ball Faith

January 2, 2013


Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. —Psalm 51:12 

READ: Luke 15:1-7 

The joy of the Lord is your strength. —Nehemiah 8:10 

Whoever dreamed up T-ball is a genius: Every kid on the field gets a taste of the fun and joy of the game before they taste the disappointment of striking out.

In T-ball, a baseball is placed on a rubber tee about waist-high to the 5- and 6-year-old batters. Players swing until they hit the ball and then run. On my first night as a coach, the very first batter hit the ball far into the outfield. Suddenly every player from every position ran to get the ball instead of staying where they were supposed to. When one of them reached it, there was nobody left in the infield for him to throw it to! All the players were standing together—cheering with unrestrained exuberance!

Those who have recently come to know Jesus as Savior have an unrestrained joy that is a delight to be around as well. We rejoice with them, and so do the angels in heaven! (Luke 15:7). New Christians are in love with God and excited about knowing Him and learning from His Word.

Those who’ve been Christians for a long time may get discouraged with the struggles of the Christian life and forget the joy of new-found faith. So take the opportunity to rejoice with those who’ve come to faith. God can use them to inspire you to renew your own commitment to Jesus.

— Randy Kilgore

Rejoice, O soul, your debt is paid,
For all your sins on Christ were laid;
We’ve been redeemed, we’re justified—
And all because the Savior died. —D. DeHaan

Source: Our Daily Bread

3 replies
  1. queenilyn
    queenilyn says:

    we christian will rejoice and encourage everyone to take the opportunity to inspire someone else to come in faith and renew their own commitment to Jesus knowing and learning from His word.(psalm 51:12)

  2. Gbenga
    Gbenga says:

    It is highly encouraging to cheer new convert when they walk to the altar at the call of salvation. I advice in our mind and in spirit when the sermon is going on committing the souls of unbelievers to God. Thank you.

  3. Gbenga
    Gbenga says:

    It is highly encouraging to cheer new convert when they walk to the altar at the call of salvation. I advice we pray in our mind and in spirit when the sermon is going on committing the souls of unbelievers to God. Thank you.

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