Run with Endurance

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“…..Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also 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 perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)

On earth we run the marathon
Through many ups and downs
With Heaven’s host our witnesses
And Christ our golden crown --
God’s Word alone coaches us well
By Faith alone we see
That Christ alone our Saviour is
Who earned our victory --
Sometimes we stumble or fall flat
And stamina seems gone
But Word and Sacrament give strength
That helps us to run on
Toward the prize that waits for us
Across the finish line
The prize Christ died and rose to give:
Eternal life sublime –
So look to Jesus and the goal
Of Paradise to come
Cheered on by those already there
Who wave the “Welcome Home!”

Verla – Saskatchewan

If you have encouraging words to share, send them to Annette at vpmemberdevelopment@lutheranwomen.ca.

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  1. Especially during this pandemic the race we’re running is draining. Your poem reminds me that the Word of God is right there for my encouragement.

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