“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us las aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
Have you ever thought about the fact that you have a stadium full of saints that have gone before you, standing up and cheering for your success? That is what this verse, written by the apostle Paul is telling us. Imagine that you are on the field, maybe it’s baseball, football, soccer or lacrosse, but it’s a field of play, and surrounding you are stands filled with people who have one thing in mind – your winning!
That is what we have as believers. Hundreds of thousands of saints that have gone before us standing in those stands rooting us on in our Christian walk. Encouraging us to victory over those things that would slow us down or hold us back from all the greatness that God would have for us.
I don’t know about you, but that is an amazing and encouraging thought to me.
Emmanuel came to be a game changer, both 2,000 years ago in the lives of those who heard Him, were touched by Him, were affected by Him, and for us today who have been touched, changed and empowered by the Creator of the universe.
May God and His saints encourage you as you run this race called the Christian life, as you engage in this movement called “The Way.”