standstrong 1440x480

Week 33 Bible Reading: 1 Peter 4:7–11

Help with a Home Run

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace. - 1 Peter 4:10

Sara Tucholsky, a softball player for Western Oregon University, hit a home run in a game against Central Washington. But it almost didn’t count. As she rounded first base in excitement, she missed touching the base! Turning around to step on first, she badly twisted her knee. She fell to the ground in pain.

The rules say that for the home run to count, Sara would have to touch all four bases. And her teammates were not allowed to help her.

So Mallory Holtman, the first baseman for the opposing team, talked to the umpire. “Would it be okay if we carried her around?” she asked. The umpire said yes. So Mallory and another teammate made a chair of their hands and carted Sara around the bases so she could “touch ’em all.” By the time they were through carrying her, many were crying at this selfless act of compassion. And Sara was awarded her home run!

What a lesson for us all. When we see someone stumble in life, we can follow the example of these ballplayers. Reach out. Lift others up and carry them along. That way, we “serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace” (1 Peter 4:10).

Fun Fact

Lauren Chamberlain, who played for Oklahoma, has the all-time record for home runs in NCAA softball history. She hit ninety-five round-trippers for the Sooners from 2012 to 2015.

Just You and God

Will you help me, Lord, to find a couple of people who need my help, and help me figure out what to do for them?
Share this with others

ODB 1 Stack Horizontal 36

Our Daily Bread Ministries helps millions of people connect with God each day. If you have been encouraged by this family devotion page, do consider a donation of any amount. This will enable us to continue producing more resources to help others grow in faith.

We are thankful to Bishop Dr. T. Jeyakumar and Rev. Dr. Herbert Tan for their permission to use and adapt some of their materials in this website.

Our Office

Our Daily Bread Berhad
PO Box 86
Taman Sri Tebrau
Johor Bahru, 80057

Our Contact

(+607) 3531718
(+6012) 3371718
Twitter for Our Daily Bread Facebook for Our Daily Bread Instagram for Our Daily Bread