Let Us Run…

Let Us Run

Paul, the traditional author of Hebrews (though some think it was his 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 will lead us to the finish line. “For the joy set before him,” the verse adds, “he endured the cross,” so that he might gleefully greet us as we tear through that ribbon, leaving behind the encumbrances of a corrupt and broken world. So keep your eyes on him, dear friends.

See you on the medal platform!

About mitchteemley

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

  1. Rick says:

    Hey Mitch! Another great post! I’m sorry that I was not able to comment on your Robin Williams post, but the man on the cross next to Jesus has always been one of my favorite people in scripture ! I am making my way back to my blog while coping with some serious pain, however, I read all of your posts, which are excellent and continue to pray for you and yours! I’m starting a new series on Monday, with the intro posted this weekend since I have been facing this new challenge with faith, prayer, and lots of time to talk with God!

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  2. Tiffany says:

    Yes 🙌🏼 Amen this post was awesome!thank you! ☺️

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  3. Gary Fultz says:

    I’ll be there!

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  4. The very passage I’ve based my blog on and constantly remind myself!

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  5. I have a friend Revd. B. Roberts now in his mid 70s who still competes worldwide in athletics . Master class … often returning from a *holiday abroad with a medal on more than one occasion gold… so yes, run, run, run

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  6. Interesting you say it could have been barnabas who wrote Hebrews; I was at a conference in Spring where the speaker gave a very good case for it having been written by Luke. We’ll find out one day, when we speak with them face to face 🙂

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