Recently, I have begun participating in 5k races. Most often, on the last mile, there will be someone, that has already crossed the finished line, which comes back to encourage those of us, who have not made it, yet. When I was racing Saturday there was a runner, who had crossed the finished line. He then, came back into the race to give other reassurance, that they could make it to the finished line, as well.
When that guy came by me & said, “Good job! You’ve almost made it!” It made me think of how Jesus cares for His own. Even though we are out in the world, Jesus is there to cheer us on to the finished line of life.
He gives us comforting words in the Bible, to help us along.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
He cares when we have troubles.
Psalms 34: 15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.
He mends broken hearts.
Psalms 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
He wants us to have a rich & fulfilling life in Him,
John 10:10 …I have come that they may have life & have it more abundantly.
As Jesus waits on us, He keeps the avenue of prayer open to the faithful. In that, we may petition Him in prayer & He will hear us.
John 9: 31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will He hears him.
He wants us to be faithful to the end.
Revelation 2:10 …Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
As we keep running our journey of life, we can know Jesus is there. He is in our hearts, cheering us on to the finished line. Let us always strive to run our race of life, for the Son.