Various track meets were held throughout our State as well as Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. We attended each meet and cheered the old boy on. He is a gifted runner and we are proud of him.
|Running the Race|
|Lap number sign along with Bell|
There is a very valuable lesson to be learned here in a spiritual sense, and as I thought about it, it made me think of some verses from the New Testament that are important to me:
Now obviously, if we are competing in a race, we're going to run it with endurance, wanting to finish strong, but here's the thing, like the runners in Benjamin's race - in our race of life, we don't know exactly when our race is going to end! Our 'race' could end tonight or tomorrow or if the Good Lord tarries, we could die a ripe, old age.
Or if not in death, our race could come to an end in another way. My Bible teaches me that the Lord will return one day for His Believers. The Gospel of Mark states the following:
You see, although there is no one to physically ring the bell to alert you to the end of the race, if you read the Bible, there are plenty of signs to tell you emphatically of His imminent return. There's one lap to go! Are you ready? Are your family and loved ones ready? If you aren't sure, there is HOPE HERE.
The race is almost over... Finish Strong!!
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28