Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Many times life can feel like a marathon or even a sprint, so the analogy of us running in a race is an apt one.
Jesus, on whom our faith is founded, is the same one who will bring our race to completion on the day that He comes again.
Till’ our last breath on earth, let us not drop out or disqualify ourselves.
Is there anything that’s dragging you down and preventing you from crossing the finishing line? Discard it.
Don’t just start well — aim to finish well.
So that like Paul, the writer of Hebrews, you can say with confidence at the end of your life: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Gracia used to chase bad news. Now she shares Good News. A journalist by training, Gracia is thankful that she gets to use her gift of writing to bring hope.