Scripture Lesson: Hebrews 6:9-12
Today is the birthday of 2011 Hall of Fame 2011 inductee Burt
Blyleven. Blyleven had been eligible for election to the Hall for many years finally
got the call in 2011. In his career, Blyleven won 287 games with 3701
strikeouts and a 3.31 career ERA. Blyleven pitched in almost 5,000 innings,
completed 262 games, and threw 60 shutouts. His great play on the field paid
off in his election to the Hall of Fame, even though it took a while. His
persistence in his career paid off.
God will not forget what we do for Him, according to the writer of
Hebrews. It is important for us to remain diligent in serving God and to
imitate those who have set such an example for us to follow. God wants us to be
persistent in everything we do for His Kingdom. One of the ways we show God we
love Him is to help others. So let’s keep up the good work, work hard daily in
living for Him, and love God by serving others.
does it take to be persistent in our faith?
being persistent relate to success on the baseball field?
persistent have we been in our faith?
Blyleven finally got into the Hall of Fame, though much later than
he deserved. His persistence paid off, as will ours when we are persistent in
Posted on Wed, April 6, 2016
by David Daly