My family and I enjoy mini-golf , and every time we are on vacation we find ourselves hitting the courses at the nearest mini-golf from our hotel. We choose our clubs and color balls and off we go to course #1 to begin our game. Just like “real” golf the object of the game is to hit the ball and get it into the hole with the least number of swings. The interesting thing about mini-golf is that every course usually increases in complexity. In other words, it becomes more difficult to get the ball into the hole. At times, the hole is behind an obstacle such a hill, a stream of water, or a plant. However, a hole-in-one is possible in every course no matter the degree of complexity.
As my family and I confronted the challenge that each course presented, I began to think that life is full of courses like mini-golf; some are easy and some are difficult. As we proceed through the different obstacles that each course presents us with, we make decisions when and how to swing to get to our goals. However, I noticed I was not alone as I proceeded through each course. I had my family; people of commitment and connections who could help me in my failures and celebrate my successes. Life is like a mini golf course; its full of courses, some easy and some difficult, but as long as well have folks that are committed to stay in the course with us all things will be ok. However, in life there are times when we may think that we are the only ones on the course and that is false. The fact is that we are never alone in the course because we have Jesus. Jesus promised that he would be in our course forever. Lets continue playing because the one who know the courses of life is with you.