I know, I’m sure you are wondering what in the world is this link doing on a sports cards site? Let me explain. My name is Joe Davis, president of GotBaseballCards.com. As a kid, I always asked my friends did they have any baseball cards, thus the phrase “Got Baseball Cards?”
Years ago though, I heard a far more important question, that being, do you know Jesus?
Notice the question is not “Do you go to church?”… I attend church regularly, but just going to a building does not make you a Christian any more than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger… You see, knowing Jesus Christ as your savior is not about “religion”, it is about a relationship. It is about a relationship with the God that not only created the universe but came to earth in the form of a man and died on a cross for the sins of all.
The Bible says that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). I know that I certainly fall into that category as a sinner. This was true both before I asked Christ into my life and since doing so. The difference is that now I fully know that I can receive forgiveness for the things I’ve done wrong. If you think you could never be forgiven, you don’t know what I’ve been through. Because of my multitude of sins, I should never deserve forgiveness in the eyes of man, but thankfully I have a loving Heavenly Father who forgives all. The prophet Paul was considered the greatest persecutor of Christians, yet He became the greatest missionary of the New Testament after giving his life to Christ.
The Bible says that “There is no one righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10)… so basically we’re all in the same boat. We are all deserving of an eternity separated from God, yet He loved us so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us. He committed no sin yet suffered and died on a cross, shedding his blood for our sins so that we could be forgiven. I don’t understand it all, but I know that I am a sinner. I know that I have been forgiven because I asked Christ to come into my life, to save me and to change me. Do I still fail him miserably at times? Yes. Out of His unending love, grace, and mercy, does He still forgive me? Yes.
In 2007 I traveled to Russia as part of a ministry team and had the opportunity to worship with believers in Moscow and St. Petersburg. I could not speak their language, yet we were able to worship the same God together. Christ died for my sins, their sins, and yours. It does not matter where you were born or what you’ve done. He Loves You and wants to come into your life.
I’m glad you visited our site today, but more than sports cards, the greatest thing you could ever get from being here is realizing that you too need a relationship with Jesus Christ. I ask you today to simply pray and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and ask Him to come into your life as your Lord and savior. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I can promise you that making this very decision was the wisest decision I ever made in my life.
My relationship with Jesus Christ not only gives me the promise of an eternity in Heaven, but peace and joy on this earth that cannot be experienced any other way. I hope that you’ll make the same decision I did. If you have any questions about the Christian life, I’d be happy to talk with you via my email or by phone. I’ve received numerous emails over the years from other followers of Christ who are part of the sports card community and it’s always a joy to hear from others.
Thanks for reading and May God Bless YOU!