Inviting God to Participate

Yogi Berra

The great baseball catcher Yogi Berra was involved in a ball game in which the score was tied, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The batter from the opposing team stepped up to the batter’s box and made the sign of the cross on home plate with his bat. Berra took a moment to wipe off the plate with his glove and said to the batter, “Why don’t we let God just watch this game?”

That might be good theology when we apply it to sports, but it’s a terrible way to live out our lives. God wants to be involved in our lives, in small and big ways, and Scripture continually urges us to call on the Lord to intervene. We must never settle for having God to be a spectator!

“Pray continually.”—1 Thessalonians 5:17


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