I don’t follow sports very much, but Jerry does so a fair amount, and when we were talking a few days ago, I learned how the Boston Red Sox, many years ago, not recognizing the treasure they had in Babe Ruth had very unwisely sold him to the New York Yankees. As we spoke, it struck me how in the spiritual realm we often fail to recognize the treasure we have when we know Jesus. Sometimes people don’t at all think of the inestimable worth of knowing Jesus Christ–of having Him live in their hearts–of walking and talking every day with Him.
Consider this story:
The management of The Red Sox surely did not know what they were doing, for after the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in North American professional sports and the Boston Red Sox languished.
From Wikipedia comes more:
The Boston Red Sox baseball team then did not win any of the World Series in the 86 year period from 1918 until 2004. Prior to 1919, the Boston Red Sox were one of the most successful professional baseball franchises, winning the first ever World Series in 1903, and amassing five World Series titles by 1918. The flip side of the sale was New York’s success—after the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in North American professional sports.
Always do I want to recognize the valuable treasure I have in my heart. I want to remember how precious and dear is God, what strength He supplies, what insight and direction He affords. God is my treasure, my dearest possession.
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