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.
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.
the roaring crowds went wild as the ball
continued over the fence . . for ahome run!
The Lord’s team w n!
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, faithand 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 Gracecan get you Home:
‘For by Grace are you saved, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.’ Ephesians 2:8-9