In any given football game, teams huddle before each play to plan their next play. In a typical NFL game, this means that some 120-140 times you get to see this take place. In the huddle, each player is told what they need to do. Then, they go out to seek to execute the play. Sometimes it goes well. Sometimes it goes poorly. Nevertheless, when it’s done, they gather together for another play.
This is a bit like the activities of the church. We gather together on a weekly basis to be reminded of our task each week: to trust and obey. We trust the Lord for His saving grace in our life. We leave the gathering seeking to obey Him for His glory. Sometimes the week goes well. Other times the week goes poorly. Nevertheless, we come back each week to regroup.
“Do not neglect to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25).