Sunday, December 3: Champs & Misfits
I mention this because the writer of Hebrews, at the beginning of chapter 12, compares the Christian life to a long distance race. “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”
The writer is concerned. His Jewish Christian friends, feeling the pain of persecution and growing weary, are thinking about dropping out of the race to go back to their old way of life. So, as he nears the end of his letter, he encourages them to endure. To help them keep going, he gives them some perspective on their suffering and some advice on how to run the race. Jesus didn’t die so you could begin a race. He died so you could finish it. See you on Sunday.