The Lights are on at Wrigley Field

Growing up, I remember my brother and I laying in the floor watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball on TBS. It was the only baseball that was on television at the time. We watched every game we could. I also remember whenever the Atlanta Braves played the Chicago Cubs it was always a day game. They never played at night. I didn’t realize at the time that there were no lights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

And then, “The lights are on!” Those were historic words heard at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Monday night August 9, 1988. Tickets were sold out months before the game. After 72 years of day-time baseball only, even with Philip K. Wrigley’s promise that lights would never come to Wrigley Field, it is now history. That famous stadium with ivy covered walls where Babe Ruth supposedly pointed to a spot in the right field bleachers where he would park Charlie Root’s pitch, then proceeded to put it there, now had lights.

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). The most important lights this week are not at a sports stadium, but wherever you and I let our light shine for Jesus! The best kind of light is the kind that strives to be just like Jesus. I get beyond frustrated by people who claim to be Christians only to turn around a use the Lord’s name in vain or act in an unchristlike way. We must practice what we preach.

The lights will be on again this spring when the Cubs take the field at Chicago’s Wrigley field. You can buy a ticket to get into the game, but the real light that God is concerned about is the light in your life (John 8:12). How damaging is it to the cause of Christ when Christians don’t set an example in speach, actions and life? So, what kind of light will you shine this week at work, at home and at school?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I watched that first night game at Wrigley on tv, and the only thing I remember is the centerfielder crashing into the ivy and fans pouring beer on him (I think it was lenny dykstra). There’s such a contrast between that example of worldly light and what the bible teaches us to be.

    Johnny Baseball

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  • good list. Don't forget Nickelback, OJ, ISIS and beer-throwing Blue Jay fans.
  • He was pretty tough to listen to as well.
  • As crazy as it might sound, Chris Collinsworth just might be worse to listen to than the song Christmas Shoes.
  • Please remember that some Christmas music is incredibly offensive to people with grandmothers who actually were run over by reindeer.
  • Unfortunately, not a great night for "bobcats." :)

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