My 13-year-old son loves basketball. So when the NBA finals come around, he’s all in. As we watched the finals just a couple of weeks ago between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks, it looked like the Suns were on track to be the champs with a 2-0 start in the finals. They were apparently ‘the better team’.
But then something happened… The Bucks stepped up their game and won the next 4 games in a row in the series, securing their place as the champions. As Bucks fans (or should I say Giannis fans?!), my son and I were pretty pumped!
There’s a lion on prowl mode…
I was reminded through this that we as parents/Christians have an opponent as well who is stepping up his game. He’s not simply a challenger, but an enemy. He’s not just trying to win, but to steal, kill, and destroy. And he’s not just out for keeps of us, but of our children. He is walking about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.