Thursday, July 14, 2011

His Love Never Fails

Babe Ruth was one of the all-time greats of American baseball. For years he had been the idol of sports fans. Time, however, took its toll. In one of his last games, he began to falter. He struck out and made several misplays that allowed the opposing team to score five runs in one inning. As he walked from the field, he was greeted with an enormous storm of boos and catcalls from the stands. Fans shook their fists.

Then a little boy jumped over the railing and, with tears running down his cheeks ran out to the great athlete. Unashamedly, he flung his arms around his hero's legs and held on tightly. Babe Ruth picked him up, hugged him, set him down, and together the two of them walked off the field hand in hand.

Fame is a fleeting experience.  The cheers of today can turn to the jeers of tomorrow.  Loyalty can change with culture, age, and environment.  But we have a friend who sticks closer than a brother and whose love for us never fails.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.(Hebrews 13:8, NLT)

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