Saturday, March 29, 2008

Look a Little Closer

I’m lovin’ the Elite Eight. For those of you that don’t follow college basketball, we’re nearing the end of March Madness. Out of the hundreds of Division 1 college teams there are only eight remaining in the annual NCAA Tournament. The winners this weekend become the Final Four and then there is the championship game.

The surprise of the tournament and this year’s “Cinderella” is tiny Davidson College, a Christian liberal arts college with 1,700 students near Charlotte, North Carolina. And the star of the tournament has been Davidson guard Stephen Curry (pictured). Curry is the son of former NBA player, Dell Curry, and has scored 30 or more points in every tournament game thus far.

Saturday the Associated Press carried a story on Curry that began with this opening statement,

“On the red trim on the bottom of his shoes, Stephen Curry has written in black
marker, ‘I can do all things.’

Yes, yes he can. And because of him Davidson is
marching on.”

Reporter Nancy Armor failed to look a little closer at the message Curry was conveying. “I can do all things,” is not a statement of personal confidence. It is a quote from the Bible in Philippians 4:13.

The full quote is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

I’m sure Curry knows the rest of the verse and was merely writing in short-hand upon his shoe. Stephen comes from a strong Christian home and graduated from Charlotte Christian School.

Curry’s athletic ability and performance have been fun to watch and he’s having a great time on the national stage. But a closer look reveals that Curry has the foundation of Life that will serve him and others well in the years to come.
Davidson lost Sunday to Kansas and missed going to the Final Four by 2 points!

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