|“…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…”|
There are plenty of bad things happening in our world right now. But, it’s important that we not lose heart.
All around the world, Christians are being attacked and killed. People are starving because nutritional food is so scarce. But, it’s important that we not lose heart.
Millions of dollars in U.S. and Canadian aid flows overseas. But, only a small portion of it ever reaches the people who genuinely need help. But, it’s important that we not lose heart.
Here at home, people who hold their Christian faith dear have become targets for those who want to eliminate all Christian influence from the public square. But, it’s important that we not lose heart.
We “Christ’s-ones” are mocked for our faith. We are the brunt of jokes. Even though we are ambassadors for the God of the universe, we do not receive the respect we deserve. But, it’s important that we not lose heart.
The writer to the Hebrews penned these potent words in Hebrews 12:1-3:
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. fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
As we begin this new day, let us, indeed, focus our attention on Jesus. No matter what comes our way, let us remain steadfast in our faith.
“Bring it on!” we can say with confidence because of Jesus we will not lose heart.