You’ve slain your dragons and faced your fears.
You’ve looked the enemy in the eye and seen the terror there when you mention the name of Jesus.
Yes, you’ve made mistakes. And committed your sins.
Some you’d rather not think about ever again.
But you’ve learned the power of His blood to wash you white inside every black crack in your soul.
And you’re determined to finish your race with integrity and for His honor.
You will finish the race.
It isn’t a question of if. Only when.
When you can’t run any longer, you’ll walk.
When you can’t walk … well … you’ll find someone to carry you.
And when you cross the finish line, you’ll fall into His arms.
… whatever legacy you leave, you want it to look, smell, and feel like Jesus.
It’s really His legacy you’re building.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1).
I’m proud of you.
I’m your cheering section. Your water bearer. Your coach.
And I’m so proud to be running this race with you.
P.S. Who’s carried you when you couldn’t walk anymore? I’d really like to know. 🙂