February 2021, Vol. 40, No. 2

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What Great Things God’s People Can Do!

posted on February 1, 2021

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The Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York. A player must be voted for by 75 percent of the voters for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you go to Titus, Alabama where my wife Janice grew up, you will see a sign that reads, “Welcome to Titus, Alabama, home of Joe Swell, Baseball Hall of Fame.” Joseph Wheeler Sewell was born there on October 9, 1898. He was a Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. Sewell holds the record for the lowest strikeout rate in major league history, striking out on average only once every 63 at-bats, and the most consecutive games without a strikeout, at 115. 

In the Bible Barak was in the Hall of Fame, not the Baseball Hall of Fame; he was in a far better Hall of Fame. He was in “God’s Hall of Fame.” When God spoke of the faithful He included Barak who delivered Israel from the hand of Jabin, king of Canaan. “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets” (Hebrews 11:32). Barak, together with Deborah, took a small army of ten thousand men from Naphtali and Zebulun and gained great victory by the power of God. This great victory led Deborah and Barak to sing that great victory song (Judges 5).

This just reminds us what great things can be accomplished if we will allow God to work through us!

Charles Box
Walnut Street church of Christ
Greenville, AL

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