Mound Visit


6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

Although the situation always changes, one thing remains, the mound visit. Whether it’s a tied game and the pressure is on, or it’s a blowout and the pitcher can’t find the strike zone, mound visits will happen. The purpose of one of these meetings, traditionally, is to help the pitcher refocus. In theory, having someone run out and talk to the hurler is a full-proof plan. However, we know that is not always the case.

Unlike in baseball where the outcome of a mound visit is unknown, Paul guarantees the result of a meeting with God. “Talk to Him, and an unexplainable peace will fill your heart and mind” (my paraphrase). No matter the situation, God will give us peace. In the same way that coaches typically see what’s wrong with the guy on the bump, God knows, we just need to tell him.

Jesus said he came to give life, and have it to the full (John 10:10). No matter what we have done, or where we have been, He tells us that we can start over with Him. Now, this is not a promise that there will never be any trials. But when the trials come, and they will, we can talk to God and expect and unexplainable peace to wash over us. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)


AJ Hammond



January 23, 2016

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