Baseball is the ultimate sport of attrition, and the month of September is where the finishers are determined based mainly on who is left standing. It is said that Cub manager Joe Maddon tells his team to sleep in during the month of September, to not take as much batting practice, and to not throw as much warm up. The players have responded by pulling away with the lead in their division. So who is the best team in baseball? The last one standing.
God rested after creation. Christ rested and sought rest. Rest is an important facet in life. Isaiah gives us a great passage as to where we find our rest.
"Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." 40:30-31
We renew our strength in Christ. We ask for renewal as we go through our lives. In Him, we find rest, renewal, and strength.
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