Author and finisher of faith. August 11
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
We are told to run the Christian race. My what obstacles we will encounter along the course. But we have a great promise and that is Christ is the one who started us in the race and will be with us along the way and will help us finish. Praise God!! When I was a kid I remember watching the mile run. In those days they had what was called the rabbit. He was a runner who started off the race very fast, helping the other runners set a faster pace. I would think, wow he is way ahead of everyone, he may win. But sure enough he could not keep that pace for a whole mile. Eventually he would drop out. Brothers and sisters Jesus has lead us in the beginning is leading us now and will never falter. We may look at the hardness of the way and begin to worry. This is why we are told to look unto Jesus, he started us, is helping us now, and will help us finish. Keep your eyes(attention,hope, devotion,and faith) on him. He has ran the course, finished the race and knows the way. Believer he stands at the finish, calling us home and is ready to crown us with the victors crown. Keep your life in him and finish your race.