Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Little League Games (Part 1)
A Perfect Game
When the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!' they were indignant and said to Him, 'Do You hear what these are saying?'
And Jesus said to them, 'Yes. Have you never read,
'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?'
Matthew 21:15-16 (NKJV)
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His Name.
John 1:12 (NKJV)
I enjoyed a movie called 'The Perfect Game.' Here's the IMDB storyline:
'Based on a true story. In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico, shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series--in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship.
'These kids, led by their priest and a down-and-out former major leaguer, embark on a journey through the southern US and up into Williamsport, PA, for the Championship game. They encountered many adversities, including nearly being deported and bigotry that wouldn't allow them into certain restaurants or travel on certain buses. They never lost their faith and eventually captured the hearts of both nations.'
The press called their contest a David v. Goliath victory. The children were heralded as heroes and even got to meet President Eisenhower.
'Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings' (Proverbs 22:29). 'Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising' (Isaiah 60:3).
In spite of their age, size and lack of experience (or because of it), these little league players became major league stars. They were actors, models and talent for Christ. As performers, they showed the world a lot more than baseball.
They showed the Heart of God, 'For My power is made perfect in weakness' (2 Corinthians 12:9).
To Be Continued...
IMDB storyline: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473102
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Little League Games series.