Feeling nostalgic, I bought a pair of the old style Converse All-Star basketball shoes. The pair I chose are low-cut and black. I like the retro look of the shoes, but they aren’t as comfortable as the newer styles of athletic shoes they make these days; nor do they offer much support. I think that, as far as support goes, they are just a notch above your average pair of house slippers!
I walk gingerly when I wear my Converse All-Stars, afraid that the next step will result in a sprained ankle. I can’t believe that we used to play basketball in these shoes! It’s a wonder that there weren’t more injuries back in those days, considering the lack of support offered by the shoes back then.
Thank God, we have a good support system in the church! We have brothers and sisters upon whom we can rely to see us through tough times. I don’t know how people outside of Christ go through life without the support of the church. Let us never take this support for granted!
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”—Galatians 6:2.