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KC Royals Pitcher Shares the Gospel Through his Bible Glove

Photo from Luke Weaver’s Instagram

KC Royals Pitcher Shares the Gospel Through his Bible Glove

By Movieguide® Contributor

Pitcher Luke Weaver will bring his “Bible glove” to a new fanbase after the Kansas City Royals recently acquired him from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I want to make sure I’m using my time and energy, both verbally and nonverbally, to impact people for eternal purposes,” he wrote for Sports Spectrum’s The Increase. “I want to use my career in baseball to impact a generation with the Gospel message.”

He has done this through his Bible glove, created in partnership with specialty glove manufacturer Aria.

Sports Spectrum reports that the glove has the same artistic feel as a Bible, featuring a cross above the right finger hole and a crown of thorns on the palm.

It also features three Bible verses:

– Matthew 19:26: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

– Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

– 1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

“It’s just a way where I want to be able to show the world that in the midst of that battle and the competition and the personality and expression, this is what I choose to do,” Weaver shared.

“In doing this, I hope more kids can wear a glove like I’m wearing and to wear it in their travel ball and their Little Leagues and their high schools and their colleges, to one day just be like, ‘Hey, I’m using a glove that helps me play this game, but I’m also expressing who I am and I love every second of it.’ If someone wants to ask about it, guess what: Now we get to talk about it,” he added.

Weaver recognizes that life in professional sports can be unpredictable.

“You know how easily it could be taken away. It’s a ‘next man up’ kind of thing. They’ll always find somebody better, or not even better, just someone to fill [your spot] until someone produces that role. It’s ever-changing. You’re just an interchangeable piece,” he shares.

However, Weaver finds his value in God and plans to continue sharing the Gospel through his Bible glove with his new Royals fanbase.