The Lord's Ballgame Game
Freddy 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 named '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 he never swings at what satan throws.
The bases were now loaded. The Lord then turned
to Freddy and told him He was now going to bring
in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace.
Freddy 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;
the roaring crowds went wild as the ball
continued over the fence . . for a home run!
The Lord's team w n!
The Lord then asked Freddy if he knew why
Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom could get on
base but couldn't win the game. Freddy
answered that he didn't 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:
'For byGrace are you saved, it is a gift of God;
satan's name is intentionally not capitalized.