Surrounded

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 11:1-2, 32-40; 12:1-3, 12-17 (day one)
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us.”  (v 12:1)  No one is suggesting it is easy.  To trust Christ, to walk by the Spirit in a material/secular age is a daily demanding task.  And a lonely one.  But we are not alone!  Believers are always surrounded by people from the past (now living in heavenly places) who also walked by faith and therefore understand the challenges we face.  Chapter 11 names a few of them.  Chapter 12 helps us hear them cheering for us as we run our race.  You are not alone, dear one!  You are surrounded by people who know the discouragements and the fears and the available resources.  They know the race and the rewards.  Can you hear them cheering for you?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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