Over the past several days, we’ve developed a new tradition of playing HORSE after dinner. This may be inspired by the NBA Playoffs and of course, this is a competitive endeavor…nobody in our household likes to lose.

In case you don’t know, the game of HORSE is a game played with a basketball. The first person in line shoots and if they make the basket, the person behind them has to make it. If they make it, the next person goes and so forth.

If and when someone misses, they get a letter to the word, HORSE. When someone gets enough letters to spell HORSE they are out of the game and the winner is the last person in the game.

There have been a few times I’ve launched a shot perfectly into the air and it came down with nothing but net, but most often my shots have banged off the rim or backboard or worse yet landed as an airball.

Every time I launch a shot, I hope it goes in. I tell myself, “you can make this.” And in my mind, it’s perfect…however in reality, it’s rarely perfect.

The reason I struggle with confidence is I know my track record as an outside shooter in basketball is not the best.

In life, I have similar struggles, I know my track record is not the best when it comes to always doing good and when it comes to living perfectly, I miss more often than I want to admit. To put it simply, I miss the mark (sin) all the time. And there is no way I will ever get good enough to never miss again and furthermore, I could never make up for all of my past misses.

But there is still hope….

This Sunday, I am looking forward to opening a sermon series in the book of Colossians. The point of the book is that in ourselves, we really are without hope. However, by placing our faith in Jesus we have overwhelming hope to fulfill God’s righteous expectations. We will begin this series with an overview of the book of Colossians and then dig into Colossians 1:1-8. I hope you can take some time to read these verses for yourself and then plan to join us in person at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity) or 10:45 am, or watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.

Now to work on that jump shot…have a great weekend,