The World Series & Heaven … It’s About Who You Know

Last night I asked Lea to come and sit down so we could talk. She did and said, “What is it?”

I said as serious as I could, “I need to know, what’s a better night for you and I to go to a World Series game, Saturday or Sunday?” I think she knew there was no possible way I could be serious. We’d talked earlier in the day about how every game was completely sold out and the only tickets available were standing room only tickets going for nearly $500 a piece. Despite her love for the Rangers, there was no way we would ever pay that kind of money for tickets, much less standing room only tickets.

Her facial expression changed to a mix of frustration and disbelief, and she said with a little sternness in her voice, “Don’t kid around with things like this.”

She thought I was kidding, but I wasn’t. I’d just got off the phone with my sweet friend, Tiffany, who works with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On a couple of occasions Tiffany had told me that through her work she sometimes had access to tickets to games. When I contacted her last Saturday, I asked about World Series tickets. It just so happened that she was able to get two for Sunday night’s World Series game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants.

Having connections and who you know make all the difference in the world.

The same is true for heaven. There’s no getting in on your own. Even if you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy your way in. If you do more acts of kindness than anyone that’s ever lived, that won’t get you in either. You have got to have the right connection. You’ve got to know the right person. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me.” Yes, he’s the connection. There’s no heaven without him. So have you contacted him?

Having connections and who you know make all the difference in the world.

This Sunday night, I’m going to a World Series game only because of my sweet friend Tiffany.

One day, I’m going to heaven only because of my sweet friend Jesus.

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PS – Thanks Tiff. You are the best.

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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. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Steve Gauntt says:

    Holy Smokes! I don’t believe it. (You asked for it.)
    Hey, seriously, I’ve been meaning to ask if you could fill in for me this Sunday night. I know you have nothing better to do than speak to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ about their relationship with God…

    (Enjoy the game. I’ll be watching a few hours later.)

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Steve … I’d do it, but it just so happens that I’m busy this Sunday night. I do promise to have a devo in the parking lot to cover for the evening services that I may miss.

  2. Oh. It’s a sports thing.

    I’m happy you’re happy.

  3. Preacherman says:

    Awesome!!
    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kyle Parker says:

    Awesome! Root and Yell for the rest of us.

  5. David says:

    Yeah, well…I have access to some Cowboys tickets. On StubHub. :(

    Do you realize how many people you just caused to covet? Shame. Shame, Trey Morgan.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Cowboy tickets… wow, those aren’t very popular right now. Did you hear them chanting in the 3rd quarter of last night Cowboy’s game, “Let’s go Rangers!” That had to make Jerry happy.

  6. Doug Young says:

    Thanks for ruining my day! LOL. Hope you have a great time. You deserve it bro!

  7. Peter P says:

    That’s awesome.

    The only downer is that you have to watch some guys play baseball, but apart from that it should be a great night out!

  8. dina says:

    jealousy is one of the major sins and right now I am jealous of the both of you. You may be there for history in the making. wait I can’t jinx it for the rangers. I want a shirt. I know this will be something that you two will remember for the rest of your lives. I know I would.

  9. Greg England says:

    So you are blowing off Sunday night service to go to a baseball game? The last time the Angels played in the world series, most of the congregation was away for the game that night, but I had to stay and preach to what few were there. Even paid staffers were at the game. I didn’t mind other than I was a bit ticked that I didn’t get the night off as well.

    For what it’s worth, this Braves’ family is pulling for the Rangers. It was WONDERFUL to see them not just beat the yankees, but to absoultely dismantle the yankees!!

  10. Jo Baird says:

    Need a kid sitter for the night and day you will be gone???

  11. jel says:

    hope ya both have a good time,
    since the phillies didn’t win, we will bee root~in for the Rangers,

    but there aint not way , I will root for the Cowboys 😕

  12. Linda Willis says:

    HAVE FUN!

  13. Judy says:

    Just got in from Lubbock and typical Lubbock wind & dust and read your great news. Watching Rangers in World Series–AND in person–with the Love of your Life . . . far, far better than Lubbock dirt storm or most anything else the rest of us will do this weekend. Have fun!!!

  14. I used to consider you a friend. No more. :-)

  15. Darren says:

    God provides! Way to go Trey. Since my Cardinals flopped this year, I’m pulling for the Rangers. I guess I’m a homer… I live in the same county that Cliff Lee is from.

  16. Van Priest says:

    Hey Trey,
    Super excited for you and Lea!! Jeanne and I got to go to Game 2 of the ALCS, and we had tickets for Game 7 but fortunately didn’t have to use them. The atmosphere was amazing, and I’m sure will be even better at the World Series. Enjoy it and get those Rangers back on the winning track! Antlers Up!!!!

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