When I was about ten years old I was an Astro Buddy. An Astro Buddy was a club for Houston Astros fans that allowed kids to come down on the field and run the bases during a break in the ball game or before the game. I would dress up in my Little League baseball uniform and run those bases because it was a dream of mine to be a pro baseball player.
My favorite players were Jose Cruz and Alan Ashby. I had hoped every time I ran those bases that I would get to meet Cruz or Ashby, but we had no access to the team stars. Only to the “lower tier” players and the bat boys. I remember coming away from the game excited that I got to be on the field of the Astrodome, but disappointed that I had no access to my favorite players.
There is someone else who is a star player that always gives access to His fans. Jesus Christ. We have an all-access pass to fellowship with Him whenever we desire. Sure you have to join His club, which is only through salvation. But the benefits are outstanding. We have access to the Creator of the Universe.
Romans 5:2, “through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
We have access into His grace and into His presence, because of our faith in Him. Saving Faith. Many people want to have access to the world’s stars. Ball players, actors, musicians, but they are nothing compared to having access to the greatest person in the world. Jesus Christ gives us a backstage pass!
2 thoughts on “All-Access”
Isn’t it strange how we (every one) always think it
is impressive to meet famous people. We think it
will change our lives so how to be able to say we met them. But to know the most important person
in the world we hold back and say maybe another day, He’s probably to busy to listen to all I have to
say. He probably has more important things to handle. But we get mad at famous people for not
paying attention to us for making them famous.
As the song says “I’d rather know Jesus”.
But on the lighter side I would like to meet all
the Dallas Cowboys and sit on the bench with them at a ball game.
AMEN to the first part. You are absolutely right.
As far as sitting on the Cowboy’s bench. They could use your help. If you were on the bench, you would still be better than those on the field. Long live the Colts!