You may wonder why I’m posting two messages today about Brian Wilson.
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area and following the SF Giants this year, Brian Wilson’s faith has been a topic I was interested in.
It wasn’t until today that I researched the reasons for his “crossing over” at the end of the games that he pitches.
Today Brian went on the DL (disabled list), along with many other players from the Giants team.
I have been reflecting lately, and praying for, the Giants.
I found it interesting that the Holy Spirit would put a baseball team on my heart to pray for. I had asked myself, “Sharon, why is praying for a baseball team important? After all, it’s JUST a game”. And then I thought, “No, it isn’t about the game. It’s about the players. Why is this team going through so much turmoil?”
It came to me.
They are one of the few teams I’m aware of who collectively honor the Lord. They aren’t ashamed of their faith. They believe strongly in showing that faith in small ways and big ways. And Brian Wilson is one who demonstrates his strength comes from the Lord by “crossing over”.
So, we pray for them. All of them. They’re up against the wall with injuries daily.
They are going to be held up to God for prayer by us daily, that their faith will remain strong and that they will come out of this rough spot spiritually stronger than ever.