April 1, 2011Read Romans 8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. Of course, many of you know we're thrilled that the boys of summer have taken the field. In fact, I'm not kidding when I say I've been whistling "Take me out to the ballgame" all day. (And maybe now so are you.)

But as I watched my beloved Yankees come to the plate, it occurred to me, opening day can teach us a lot about grace. Reason being, right before Jeter's first at-bat, all they could talk about was how last season was the worst of his career. And yet, as he stepped up to the plate, his average on the screen was .000; a clean slate.

You know, each morning you and I step up to the plate ready to swing away at whatever the day throws at us. Thankfully, no matter how many strikeouts we had yesterday, God's mercy is new with each plate appearance.

And now, I find myself whistling again. Have a good Friday everyone and a blessed weekend.

In Jesus' name, we train.