This year was Trevor’s first to play baseball. And on his very first at bat in his very first game, he got a hit! He ran as fast as he could down the line to first base, but he was beat by the throw. He was out.
Trevor stayed on first base, though. You see, during practice, they would hit the ball and then run to first and stay there until the next boy hit one and then they would run to second, but this was a real game.
The coach made Trevor come sit on the bench and on his way over, I saw the tears start to well up in his eyes.
When I asked him what was wrong, he said to me, “I made an out!” He then went on to cry, frustrated at making an out.
But then I told him, “You get another chance, Buddy! Here in a few innings, you will get to hit again, you’ll get another try!”
Trevor stopped crying at this news and went on to get his real first on-base hit a few innings later.
Truth is, life is like baseball. Sometimes, we make an out; but with God, we always get another chance at a new start. God is indeed the god of new starts. Listen here for the first step in doing so!