and Linus were talking to their coach, Charlie Brown, at home plate.
Kicking the dirt in disgust, Charlie Brown said, “Our team is no
good. We have lost every gamewe’ve
ever played. There is nothing good about our team!”
protested Lucy, “Schroder almost hit a home run. And once we
almost won a couple of games. Once we almost made a double play.
Don’t forget that you almost made it to first base before the ball,
it’s any consolation, Charlie Brown,” interrupted Linus, “we
did lead the league in almosts.”
are part of everyone’s life. Some “almosts” work to our
advantage. For example, there are times when we almostslipped
and fell. Or, we almosthad an
accident while driving home after a difficult day at work. Then there
might have been occasions when we almostgot
that promotion at work. “Almost” is
“very nearly” but “not quite.” So the almostsare
the same as if it never really happened at all.
one occasion Paul was witnessing to King Agrippa. He appealed to the
facts of Scripture in his conversation with the king and said, “I
know these facts are not hidden from you and that you do believe
them!” In other words, “Agrippa, you are almost there!”
sadly the king replied, “Paul, you almost persuaded me to
become a Christian.”
pray today, Father, for those who might almostbe
convinced to become a Christian. We ask for Your grace to work in
their heartsthrough the
Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
For Today: Acts
Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you
do –” Agrippainterrupted
him. “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christianso