Cy Young Winner Peavy tries to make a difference in others’ lives
This story is from 11/29/07
San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy was the unanimous selection for the National League’s Cy Young Award.
Peavy led the league in wins, earned run average and strikeouts, going 19-6 with a 2.54 ERA.
Sharing the Victory, the official magazine of the Fellowship of Christian Atheletes, recently featured Peavy in a story.
“Because I’m a baseball player, I’ve had some opportunities,” Peavy said in the story. “And I realize what a blessing it is to be able to stand up and challenge people to let God’s light shine through them and to make a difference.
“That’s what I think we’re called to do as Christians: to make a difference in other people’s lives and to take other people to Heaven with us,” he continued. “We’re called to tell them about the good news that we have—that you can have such a peace and be at peace with yourself knowing that your sins are forgiven. That it’s not about how good we can be, but about this gift that we have of eternal life through Jesus Christ. And there is no greater opportunity than to lead somebody to the Lord.”