Soccer star and Lakers fanatic Natalie Lawrence visited Ensign Intermediate School to convince the students that life following Jesus is even more exciting than following their favorite sports team. She described all of the time, energy, and passion she puts into tracking the Lakers and contrasted it to her relative disinterest in baseball. “Baseball is still awesome,” she explained, “amazing things are still happening in the world of baseball, but I don’t get to be a part of them because I don’t follow the sport.”
She compared living your life outside of a relationship with Jesus to her experience with baseball- Jesus is still alive and working, but we miss out on the experience and excitement unless we are following him. She challenged the students to invest their time and their hearts into pursuing a relationship with God so that they can enjoy the fullness of life that he offers.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10