Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 38, “A Faithful Runner” December 26th, 2018
Throughout her life, Karen had been interested in sports. When we graduated from high school, she was voted the most athletic of the gals of our senior class. She was good in every sport. Her favorite was basketball. I’m not surprised that I found a brief note written to herself at Hebrews 12:1-2.
Let me write the verse and then I will share what Karen wrote to herself. “Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Karen wrote: For this great contest (12:1-2) there are rules of the race.
Never waste energy by complaining (Hebrews 13:5,15).
Never lose focus by comparing self to others (Hebrews 12:2, “looking unto Jesus”).
Never slow down by collecting and clinging to things (Hebrews 10:34).
Never disqualify self by compromising (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).
Michael’s observation: Even for those of us who aren’t so athletic, we still remember that our Christian life that we seek to live is described as being a race. I am so glad that the race is not with others. It is with myself and I truly can keep my focus on the Lord Jesus. How about you?
From my family to yours, we truly thank you for your kind expressions concerning Karen’s Notes. You have shared her notes all over the world. We all miss her very much, but knowing Where she is and with Whom she is, and of course, how Well she is, blesses our lives. As 2018 draws to a close, it our prayer that the Lord will bless you in wonderful ways in the days ahead.