The Red Sox are going home today. After a great season and a super first round of the play-offs, the Red Sox finally ran out of gas and lost to the Tampa Rays in the American League Championship series. They made it interesting though. They kept coming back. They had all of us believing they could do it one more time. Funny thing is that they almost did.
What is the difference between winning and losing? It isn't as much as we tend to think it is. Usually the winning team catches a break here or there. The best doesn't always win. The team that takes advantage of its opportunities is the one who wins.
The same is true for all of us. The circumstances that we face in life may not always be fair, but the way we deal with them will determine whether we come out winners or losers. The Apostle Paul says that we should not be conformed to the world, but rather we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds. In other words, if we focus on Christ, if we lean on him, we can be more than conquerors. We can turn a loss into a victory.
The great comeback the other night was a reminder that no deficit is too big for those who believe. It didn't work out in the end, but the Sox had a great season and turned this into a real series. Congratulations Red Sox fans on a great year.