In Major League Baseball, it's not uncommon for one pitcher to start the game , another to relieve the first pitcher, and yet another to come in to close the game off. Amazingly, in Christian salvation, the God who started the ball rolling is also the same God who brings it to it's glorious completion. It's this assurance that helps us hang in there when things go a little crazy. Are you able to praise God in the midst of life's hardships? Passages like this help us cultivate the kind of vision of God required to endure all life throws at us.