Baseball is a fantastic sport. It gets your heart pumping and it makes you work. Whether you are a player or merely a spectator, many thing in the game of baseball are a give-in. One is that obviously, one team plays against an other team for a coveted victory. Another is that, on these teams are players. One of the most plain-sight things about baseball is that all players have to be signed to play on a specific team. In our faith, we are like a player on a team. We have been chosen to play on a certain team. The owner said “I want you.” and in response you said “Then lets go.” This is just how our faith is. God saw us and knew He wanted us to be on His team. We were free agents, and He knew that He wanted us, so He paid the price for us. It is us who has to close the deal though. Each player must sign a contract stating that they will play for this team and delicate their time and bodies to it. When we receive salvation, we are signing our contract. The moment we ask Jesus to be the Lord of our lives, we are saying that we are His and will live for Him alone. No player can be forced to play on a team, they have to make that choice. You see, God has given us free will so it is up to us whether we will follow after God whole-heartedly. Ephesians 1:4-6 says, ” Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.” In this we see that we are not our own. We were free agents and have been given the opportunity to sign a contract of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Asking Jesus into your heart is such a simple thing to do! All you do is: admit that you have sinned, ask for forgiveness, and believe in your heart that Jesus is the son of God and He died for you. The contract is on the table, the pen is ready, and the owner is waiting. Will you sign it?
Signing the Contract