Sunday, August 14, 2022

Cloud of Witnesses

“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2

We’re all fighting hard battles. War weary warriors soldiering on. Some of us are in more difficult struggles than others. Most of the time, there doesn’t seem to be a way out of the battlefield, except through a miracle. But we must never lose hope. We should always hang on. We should always show up. Others have fought and won before us. We should be inspired by those saints who’ve gone ahead of us and victoriously finished the race. One day, God willing, our “exploits” of bravery, fortitude, strength, patience, faithfulness, and perseverance will encourage others as we too join the “great cloud of witnesses”. 

I am reminded of Steve Green’s beautiful song, “Find Us Faithful”, which goes: 

“We're pilgrims on the journey

Of the narrow road

And those who've gone before us line the way

Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary

Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses

Let us run the race not only for the prize

But as those who've gone before us

Let us leave to those behind us

The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives”


The only way we will leave a heritage of faithfulness, is by looking to Jesus and following Him.

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