A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES

Continuing with the theme of my most recent blog, I would like to share  “When the Saints” by Sara Groves.  This song celebrates men and women of God who chose to follow Him and make Him known at all cost. Included in the line-up are:  Paul & Silas, Moses, Harriet Tubman, Jim Elliot along with his team of missionaries, and the missionaries’ families who ministered to the Waodoni people in Ecuador — with much forgiveness and unconditional love.  And, we must never forget Mother Teresa who labored faithfully in Calcutta.

Hebrews 12: 1-3 (Easy-to-Read Version)

1 We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall.

2 We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.

3 Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.

We have many saints to admire — those who have gone on before us and those who are alongside of us.  Remember what The Apostle Paul said … follow me as I follow Christ (I Corinthians 11:1).

Thanks for visiting AnEncouragedHeart. Signing off…God Bless! Cynthia

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