Cal Ripken Jr. is the Iron Man of baseball. On September 6, 1995, he broke the major league record held by Lou Gehrig of 2,130 consecutive games played. Of course there were times when the streak was in danger. In June of 1993, Ripken twisted his knee, and when he woke up the next morning, he couldn’t put any weight on it. He told his wife, Kelly, that he might not be able to play that night. She suggested that he could just play one inning and then come out. He replied, “No! Either I play the whole game or I don’t play at all.”
He did play the full nine innings that night. Cal Ripken Jr. had committed himself to walk in a way that was worthy of the title Iron Man.
“…I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”—Ephesians 4:1.