They call it the great Rat Race. We run fast, we run hard, we run with all we have, but at the end of it all, we didn’t go anywhere. We are in a circular wheel, where our lives move, but at the end we never get anywhere. Watching these Olympics for the past week has given me time to reflect on all these dedicated athletes. All the hard work over the past years comes together in one moment in time. Hours of time spent in the gym, pool, or practice facility for one goal. Tears have filled many eyes on the winners podium, for that moment is a redemption of all the effort to get to that place.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 1 Corinthians 9:24,25
The gold medal is an ultimate prize for the athlete, but for us, we have a greater reward. That reward is the opportunity to spend the rest of our lives with Jesus our Lord. There is nothing greater, there is no better end to what we do on this earth. We make everything that happens on this planet worth it. There are a lot of things we can do and accomplish while we are on this earth, but there is one important race we must run. The most important race of them all, the finish line that ends in the eternal kingdom above. Don’t give up the fight, let’s keep on going, we are almost home!
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