Last Saturday was the first home game for the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team since the death of their former coach, the legendary Dean Smith. Current North Carolina coach Roy Williams did something special to honor Coach Smith. He started the game by having his team run the “Four Corners” offense that Smith made famous. They spread the floor and found a teammate cutting to the basket for a layup.
When the play worked, an emotional Williams looked down and brought his hand up to his face. It was obvious that he was overjoyed that the tribute to Coach Smith ended in a score.
Savvy fans understood what had happened, and shared the joy of the moment.
Every Sunday, Christians gather to pay tribute to Jesus, our Savior who gave his life to pay for our sins. The communion we share honors our crucified and resurrected Lord. Savvy followers appreciate the tribute and share in the joy of the moment.
“On the first day of the week we came together to break bread…”—Acts 20:7.