Mar 29, 2014

The First Baseball

 

Summary: Howard Butt, Jr. of Laity Lodge shares another encouraging message, reminding you that your work can affect far more than your bank account balance.

The first baseball was invented by the son of a shoemaker as he doodled in class, then built with leather from his father's shop. He didn't see any profits from his idea, but he continues to take satisfaction in the joy his invention has brought to thousands of people.

Young Ellis Drake discovered something we as Christians are called to remember: the work of our hands reflects the gifts God has given us. When we build, when we write, when we create, we are participating in His work of Creation. The joy that comes with that knowledge is our real reward, whether we profit from our work or not. Even if you may not design the next baseball, your work—and your attitude—matters to God.

Interested in hearing more? You can find this and dozens of other videos over at The High Calling Youtube Channel.

Sports for the Glory of God

If God has created humanity with bodies that are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” we need to develop a Christian way of living that incorporates play and recreation, leisure and competition, sports and athletics. Faith in the Creator and Redeemer should lead us to identify the way sports and athletics are meant to be, discern when something is wrong with sports in our broken and sinful culture, and imagine ways to be instruments of redemption in this sphere. In this series, Sports for the Glory of God, we engage with stories of people who are working through these issues on a daily basis.

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