As Phillies fans get ready for the big series against Atlanta this week, this video provides a good ballast for enjoying the short-term pleasures of twalk-off home runs without turning our favorite sports team into an idol.
Jason Werth cannot die for my sins. The right hand of Roy Halladay can throw a baseball really well, but it does not offer fullness of joy nor pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). Chase Utley did not form the galaxies by the power of his word.
The glory of sports is a pointer to something more. Paul Tripp provides a wonderful reminder of this: