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THE LORD'S BASEBALL GAME

         Freddy and the Lord stood by to observe a
         baseball game.  The Lord's team was playing
         Satan's team.

         The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied
         zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th
         inning with two outs.  They continued to watch
         as a batter stepped up to the plate named
'Love.'

         
Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single,
         because "
Love never fails."
                       

          The next batter was named Faith, who also got
         a single because
Faith works with Love.
                             
         The next batter up was named
Godly Wisdom.
         Satan wound up and threw the first pitch.

                               

         
Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass:
         Ball one.  Three more pitches and
Godly Wisdom
         walked because he never swings at what Satan
         throws.
                                                         

                     
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         The bases were now loaded.  The Lord then
         turned to Freddy and told him He was now
         going to bring in His
starplayer.  Up to

         the plate stepped
Grace.  Freddy said, "He
         sure doesn't look like much!"

         Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw
Grace.
         Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up
         and fired his first pitch.  To the shock of everyone,
         Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever
         seen!  But Satan was not worried; his center
         fielder let very few get by.


                           

         He went up for the ball, but it went right through
         his glove, hit him on the head and sent him
         crashing on the ground;
                   

         the roaring crowds went wild as the ball


                     

               
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         continued over the fence . . . for a home run!
                                   

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]
 
The Lord's team wn!

         The Lord then asked Freddy if he knew why
         
Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom could get on
         base but couldn't win the game.  Freddy
         answered that he didn't know why.

         The Lord explained, "If your
love, faith and
         
wisdom had won the game, you would think
         you had done it by yourself.  
Love, Faith and
         
Wisdom will get you on base but only My
         
Grace can get you Home: 'For by Grace are you
         saved, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest
         any man should boast."


         Psalm 84:11,
"For the Lord God is a sun and
         shield; the Lord will give
grace and glory;
         no good thing will He withhold from those
         who walk uprightly."

         Jesus
' Test              

This is an easy test; you score 100 or zero.  It's
         your choice.  If you aren't ashamed to do this,
         please follow the directions.  Jesus said, "If you
         are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you
         before my Father."

         
Not ashamed!!  Pass this on, if you mean it.
         
><, I do Love God.  He is my source of
         existence and Savior.  He keeps me functioning
         each and everyday.  Without Him, I am nothing,  
       
but with him:

       
      "I can do all things through Christ
               who strengthens me."
                                   Phil 4:13

         This is the simplest test . . If you Love God,
         and are
not ashamed of all the great things
         He has done for you.  Send this to a few friends.
                         



         





Some friends come into our lives and quickly go, Others stay for a while and leave footprints
in our hearts that last forever.....
A Life with Love will have some thorns but a Life without Love
will have no roses.