40,000 fans were on hand in the Oakland stadium when Rickey Henderson tied Lou Brock’s career stolen base record.
According to USA Today, Lou, who had left baseball in 1979, had followed Henderson’s career & was excited about his success. Realizing that Rickey would set a new record, Brock said, “I’ll be there. Do you think I’m going to miss it now? Rickey did in 12 years what took me 19. He’s amazing.”
The real success stories in life are with people who can rejoice in the successes of others.
What Lou Brock did in cheering on Rickey Henderson should be a way of life in the family of God. Few circumstances give us a better opportunity to exhibit God’s grace than when someone succeeds and surpasses us in an area of our own strength & reputation.
- Our Daily Bread (ministry127.com)
Phi 2:3 (CEV): “Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than yourselves.”
“If someone is leaving you behind, and you are becoming jealous and embittered, keep praying that he may have success in the very matter where he is awakening your envy; and whether he is helped or not, one thing is sure, that your own soul will be cleansed and enriched.” - William Law.