Let Us Run

Let Us Run

The traditional author of Hebrews, Paul (though some think it was his good friend and fellow apostle Barnabas), repeatedly used racing as a metaphor for faith.

In an endurance race the real competitor is ourselves (“the sin that so easily entangles”). The key to completing the race is to keep our eyes on Jesus, “the author and finisher of our faith.” He is the one who put our feet on this track and who promises to lead us to the finish line. “For the joy set before him,” the verse goes on, “he endured the cross,” in order that he might gleefully greet us as we tear through that ribbon, leaving the encumbrances of a corrupt and broken world behind. So keep your eyes on him, dear friends, and I’ll see you…

On the medal platform!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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11 Responses to Let Us Run

  1. I love that you continued the metaphor. 😀 Beautiful…see you at the finish line.

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  2. Debbie says:

    great post,
    only in looking at him can we endure the race

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  3. richp45198 says:

    “I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” Amen to that!

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  4. Our pastor gave a sermon on this very topic today.

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  6. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Love the timely metaphor, Mitch. I, too, was inspired by that powerful conclusion: “See you on the medal platform.” (It may be sooner than later!!)

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