Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bread for the Journey

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7

Paul's words sound like that of an Olympic athlete. He ran well...completed the race...and was looking forward to his eternal reward...a prize worth so much more than gold.

The Olympic games opened here in Vancouver last week...and so we have the world's best athletes on our doorstep. How exciting it is to cheer for those who have worked so hard to claim their prize...and even more so if they represent our country.

Before we know it...the games will be over and the gold medals will be a distant memory. But life is worth so much more than gold. The big question is how we are running the race of life...and whether we know Him who is the everlasting Prize.

May we all be able to say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" in the race that matters most!


13 comments:

  1. I love this verse and when I first saw I thought of a friend of mine, Syd who died much too early and before her time and that was verse chosen for her funeral. They left us with the picture of Syd not shyly walking up to Jesus but running into His arms happy to finally be home and back to her Father, after "fighting the good fight and finishing her race". God bless you Syd!

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  2. Judy. . just a beautiful post today. It is one that we can all relate to right now. .and always.
    Thank you for putting the race of life that we all run. .into the fore front.

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  3. I am so thankful that even though I could never participate in any Olympic events,I will win the Gold Medal someday in heaven.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  4. Amen, Judy...May watching the Olypmics remind us that at the end of life there is only one race that will matter. The one for the gold crown of eternal life.

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  5. It is fun watching the olympics and cheering for our country but it is good to know there is more to this life and after, finishing this race.

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  6. Great post for today, and the days to come. Doing my personal best for my lord...that is what He asks of me. Kathy (MGCC)

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  7. That is one of my favorite verses. I remember when my daughter was young we had a Vacation Bible Week surrounded around that verse. It was awesome. Thanks for reminding me! I love memories...

    until next time... nel

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  8. Great verse and to remind us of what's important....Barb

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  9. Wonderful thoughts and timely reminder! Thanks!

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  10. Timely thoughts! Yes, may we run to win an eternal reward.

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  11. what a pretty cake...and prettier words to remind us of our journey

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  12. I have been popping by your site every now and again for almost a year. I enjoy it and wanted to let you know. I appreciate the Sunday words. You ladies are doing a great job. A friend in Washington.

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  13. I thought of that verse often as we were up visiting Vancouver this past week. The lay of the land around the city is absolutely beautiful (thanks, be to God, for His glorious creations!)

    Your cake is fitting also! I visited a "Choices" grocery store, what a nice store.

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