Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

I love the story of the little boy that strutted through the backyard with his ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. He tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. “Strike One!” he yelled. He picked up the ball again and said, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world.” He tossed the ball into the air, swung and missed again. “Strike Two!” he cried. Undaunted, he tossed the ball again and yelled, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world.” Swung hard and missed badly. “Strike Three! Wow!” the boy exclaimed. “I’m the greatest pitcher in the world!”

Optimistic? Yep.

Good attitude? Oh, yeah!

That boy has the right perspective on his situation. Imagine if The Church functioned with this kind of optimism. Imagine having a heart of expectancy and a hope that is birthed and rooted IN CHRIST. Our circumstances and trials could easily get the best of us (if we let them), but with Jesus as our strength and our foundation we are made “more than conquerors” (Romans 8:37). And it’s true that “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4).

We have incredible Kingdom potential. Whether you’re a hitter or a pitcher, let’s step up to the plate and swing with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength.

Lead Pastor


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