As it turns out, the Big Red Machine can be stopped – temporarily.
After beginning the camp with a perfect 4-0 record, our team dropped their two games today, but I think it was for the best. Although we stumbled, we were able to see some things that we could improve upon and I feel that the team became more open and supportive of one another – and more receptive during team time sessions.
When it comes to the team stumbling, the first thing I was reminded of was the DC Talk song “What if I stumble,” which you can listen to here. To me, that song has a direct connection with our team time discussion today that focused on Romans 5:8-9. The song centers upon Christians and their constant struggle with missing the mark and falling short in life. Romans tells us that Christ died for the ungodly – which is all of us. It’s not based on how loveable we are, but God’s supreme love for us. Essentially, Christ paid our debt and reconciled our sin because God has unconditional love for us.
As mentioned earlier this week, baseball camp is more than just winning and losing – and I hope that our team was able to see that today through our games as well as team time and our discussions.
Q&A with Thomas Albrecht
Continuing with our interview series today, I spoke with Thomas Albrecht who plays an instrumental role in organizing the annual camp in Germany. Find out what he has to say about Baseball Camp in Lübbecke.