My son tells me this video is "old," but I've just seen it for the first time. And while I'm not a sports fan, (my family will quickly attest to that) this story is about much more than two girls' softball teams.
It is a perfect picture of how the Lord carries us in our weaknesses. Just when we think we have been defeated, He picks us up and tenderly, lovingly, carries us to the end.
He takes us from strength to strength even when we have no strength. He sees us to the end so that we can know the joy of finishing and glorying in His mercy.
And the Body of Christ should emulate the same grace for one another that the Lord examples. If we could just remember that we are all on the same team and rush to the aid of our brothers and sisters when they have fallen, how would that impact not only the Body, but the world around us for Christ?
How much glory could we bring to our King and how much joy could we share with others if we would only look around and tenderly, lovingly, carry one another's burdens with God's strength?
"Blessed are they who dwell in Your house; they will still praise You. Selah.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You; Your ways are in their hearts. Passing through the valley of weeping, they will make it a fountain; the early rain also covers it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength, appearing in Zion before God."