Since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfector of our faith… Hebrews 12:2
What fun to do a “Girls on the Run” 5K! Each woman was a “running buddy” with a 3rd-5th grade girl. I relished “the great cloud of witnesses.” Toward the end, my speedy buddy grabbed my hand as I plowed along so that we could run together.
I remember the many who cheered for us all the way through an arch of pink and green balloons. Voices yelled “Go, go!” inspiring me to stand at the sidelines later to cheer for those still running. Some finishers joined girls at the end of the pack to run alongside them, hand in hand.
Prayer: We look to You, Lord, at the finish line, even as You run alongside us throughout our life journey. When we surge with gusto and crawl with fatigue, thank You for taking us by the hand. Use our hands to clap cheers, our voices to shout encouraging words, and our hearts to run with others. Amen.
Deaconess Susan Predoehl
Green Valley, AZ