The Christian Run

By Rohit Chacko, India

The weather beat down hard,
But he still kept the run.
People around called him insane,
Still, he was determined to see the end—
The end of an awesome journey.

Those closest warned him
Of the imminent suffering;
Yet his faith prevailed!
To them it was just religion,
But by God’s Word he persevered.

Joy was set upon his face,
None could snatch him from God’s grace.
For his call was not from mere man,
But from Jesus, the Christ,
The slain and risen Lamb.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the Founder and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” –Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV

11 replies
  1. don don reyes
    don don reyes says:

    Very cool indeed! It sends out a clear message for those who are afraid to move out of their comfort zones to go and run for His cause! After all, at the end of the race – the race of life, what matters most is not what we have gotten in life, but what we have given.

    Acts 13 :36 says “For when David had served his purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep and was buried along with his fore fathers.” What a great thing to have our life’s purpose accomplished on our time!

  2. stephen mathew
    stephen mathew says:

    a very meaningful and creative thought transcending the message in a subtle manner touching hearts and talking to ones mind strongly.

  3. yi ying
    yi ying says:

    Beautiful.. such an inspiration. and the verse in the end just sums up the entire writing and adds to the wow-factor.. thank you so much for sharing this=)

  4. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Christian hymns:Lord,i want to be a Christian,sang by :Mr Mark Robin

    Lord ,i want to be a Christian in my heart,in my heart,
    Lord,i want have more loving in my heart,in my heart,
    Lord,i want to be like Jesus in my heart,in my heart…..
    Very nice,good,simlpe but beautiful tune,may my God forgive me if the lyrics are wrong,amen

  5. Sameul
    Sameul says:

    “The pursuit of God” – A.W Tozer

    The man of God set his heart to exalt God above all; God accepted his intention as fact and acted accordingly. Not perfection, but holy intention made the difference.

    If we set our hearts to run this race, God will take that intention and turn it to a reality strengthening and teaching us His ways till the end.

  6. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    going interview for office hour job,hopefully can be selected ,sunday and public holiday off,able to attend service on sunday,easter on Friday,and Christmas on 25th December,pray and ask in the name of JESUS,amen

  7. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    thank God,have message office staff for vacancy on weekdays night shift,and also on sunday,there is worship service on Saturday,praise God,can also worship on Saturday,amen

  8. min xiong
    min xiong says:

    Christian in work place refuse to seek Pastor help to converse with the mother,who refuse daughter be a Christian.Have ask him for the particular of the daughter but he seem unwilling due to negative response from the mother,pray in the name of Jesus,the Christian will be able to overcome difficulties to help the daughter continue Christian run,amen


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