Friday, October 12, 2012
Five Minute Friday/Race
We are to run this race set before us with patience, keeping our eyes upon Jesus. Will it always be easy? Of course not, no race is easy. There will be many stumbling blocks along the way, many dark valley places to get through. But, do not give up my friends, keep going. Did Jesus give up? No, He carried the cross upon His back, up that long hill, and was then placed upon that same cross, hung to die, for us. But, He never complained, not once. What right do we have to complain?? When I had my stroke, I could have complained, got angry, and chose to quit this race. No way my friends. Jesus saved my life, brought me back from the edge of death. Yes, my life is very different now, but, I am still here. I may not be able to run this race as fast as I use to, but, that does not matter. This race is not about speed, it is about faith, and endurance. I refuse to give this race up, I will not quit. On those days when I am so weary, and my legs tremble with pain, I will just lay my body down upon the path I am on, and wait for His amazing grace to pick me up, and allow me to continue the race.