Lou Gehrig was one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball, and a true gentleman. He famously never argued with the umpires. That is why one particular game stood out.
After taking a third strike, Gehrig turned to the home plate umpire and said something that no one else could hear. He then walked back to his dugout, noticeably upset.
After the game, reporters asked Gehrig what he had said to the umpire. When he refused to answer, they found the umpire and asked him. The ump laughed as he told them, “Lou said, ‘I wish I had that pitch over again.’”
That is the story of every sex addict and every relapse. “I wish I had that pitch over again.”
May the hope of a second chance resonate with each of us today: “The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Recovery Step: You have a God of a second chance. You may have struck out yesterday, but today, another pitch is on the way. Take advantage of that.