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L.A. Dodger's Clayton Kershaw Talks Honoring God as He Heads into the World Series

  • Sarah Curlee Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2018 Oct 24

The Los Angeles Dodgers made their way to Fenway Park on Tuesday, as Major League Baseball’s World Series began. Among the team was starting pitcher and devout Christian, Clayton Kershaw. 

While speaking with CBN News, the thirty-year-old MLB player described how he has carried his Christian faith into the major leagues saying, “I think getting to play baseball and the blessing that it is to go play every day is a platform to incorporate yourself with a lot of other different people that think baseball’s cool. If you tell people you’re a follower of Christ, that you’re a Christian, it can resonate with people a little bit more just because of the platform you have.” 

Kershaw explains that God continues to teach and guide him saying, “What God’s teaching me about my life ... first and foremost, that He’s in control of it, which is sometimes hard for me to grasp. I think He’s really teaching me to let go of the reigns a little bit and just give Him complete access to my life.” 

The star pitcher speaks of his devotion to God, stating “He’s all-powerful, He brings joy to my life, He brings pain and sorrow to my life, all for a purpose. Instead of trying to figure that out all on my own, on my timing, He’s teaching me that I’m on His timing.” 

Regarded by many as one of the best pitchers in baseball, Kershaw has spent 11 years with the Dodgers. He upholds an ERA of 2.39 and 1.00 WHIP. In his spare time, he participates in Highland Park High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle, where he was once a student. He recalls the impact the FCA had on him beginning in his teenage years: “It really helped me grow and showed me that it’s a lifestyle. Jesus is your Savior, and you live for Him. Everything you do is for Him, and athletics are a part of that.” 

Game 2 of the MLB World Series is set to take place on October 24th at 8:09 p.m. ET. 

Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Maddie Meyer/Staff