Finished the Race

I have the privilege of preaching on II Timothy 4.6-8 at the Sarpy Campus in a couple of weeks. I just love verse 7. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

After spending this past Friday and Saturday at the Nebraska State Track and Field event, I am especially drawn to, "I have finished the race."

During this two day event I saw crowds rise to their feet as athletes literally ran away from the competition and break long standing records. I also saw the crowds rise to their feet to applaud a valiant effort by individuals who were obviously in pain and who finished the race minutes after the rest crossed the finish line.

I'm working on that phrase and how it affects my life and the choices I make in life and how I live my life.

This is what I am mulling over so far.

Regardless of when you cross the finish line you need to be able to say like Paul, I have FINISHED the race. Not, I quit before the finish line, but that I ran toward the finished line and crossed it.

More to come.

On the journey,
Steve Walters
Campus Pastor