Tonight will be a moment of history. The two teams facing each other in tonight’s world series have not won a World Series in many years. Excluding the eight teams that have never won a World Series title (and all of these teams were franchises created after the Indian’s last championship) the two current longest droughts since a world series championship are the Chicago Cubs at 108 years and the Cleveland Indians at 68 years. One of those streaks will end tonight.
It is exciting because it is a historic game between two underdogs.
This coming Sunday Dr. Long will talk in his sermon about how God often calls the underdog to be a game changer. Moses was a shepherd when he was called by God to go back to Egypt and confront the Pharaoh to release the Hebrew slaves from captivity. Moses was successful not because of who he was, but because of who was with him. God worked through Moses to set the people free. It was through the weakness of Moses that God’s strength could shine through. God loves the underdog.
So, in a game with two underdogs – who is God cheering for? I don’t know which underdog will win tonight but I can tell you that God loves them both! (I am putting my money on the city that begins with a “C”)