My children all participated in races as fundraisers for their schools this week. I have been watching them do this every year since kindergarten, with such determination and persistence. Reminds me of “running the good race” of our faith as a daily challenge.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, ,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)
When a person puts their trust in Christ, they become a new creation and begin their race in this life. They begin to learn who He is and why they need Him.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!” (Psalms 111:10 ESV)
Help us all to run a good race with our focus on You. We have a long way to go until the finish line when we see You face to face. Until then, let us endure with persistence.