Think you’re having a bad day? Or week? Or month? Well, how would you like to set a record while the world is watching? But then you go out a few days later and lose, big time, while the world is still watching. Now, that’s a bad day.
Babe Ruth set a record in a baseball game almost a hundred years ago.
He hit three home runs in one World Series game. And then he went out and lost the World Series a few days later.
To be fair, it’s not usually one guy who loses a ball game or a series. And baseball is a team sport. So, if the whole team isn’t doing what it takes to win a game, one guy’s mistakes don’t necessarily stand out.
But I’m sure Babe Ruth didn’t feel that way about it that year.
Because he and his fellow New York Yankees had battled back to a two games to two tie in the 1926 World Series. And they were down one run in the ninth inning. Mighty Babe stepped up to the plate. And he drew a walk.
So, the tying run was on base…as they say.
But Babe tried to steal second…and he wasn’t exactly a light on his feet kind of guy. So, the second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals was able to tag Babe out And the game and series was over. The Cards had won.
And the loss was all Babe’s fault.
At least, I bet that’s how he felt.
Do you ever feel like that? And do you feel like the weight of the world is all on you? And maybe you also feel like the whole world is watching.
Well, they’re not.
So, maybe you can rest a little easier if I tell you bad stuff happens. To everybody. You’re not singled out. And the game of life isn’t up to you to win.
As a matter of fact…
The game of life is already won
By the One who created us all.
So, play on His team. He wants you there.
We’ll win, and He’ll never let us fall.
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