Monday, January 21, 2019

Amazing Grace Race

Many of us enjoy the exhilaration of watching or competing in sport...
Whether we are athletes or not we are all part of an Amazing Grace Race!

Whether we're enjoying the great out-doors
or taking it easy indoors...
 whether working 
or playing
whether waking or sleeping,
 the race is on!

The past two morning's on-your-mark signals were saluted by sun-dogs!

This is more than just a challenge for the sheer love of the game
More than means to impress judges with amazing fetes of fame
More than ‘well, there’s always next time’ if we fail to meet the mark
For there is no consolation prize where Light divides from dark

No returning to the place where grace had granted hope’s reward
No rerunning laps to practise what the first time we ignored
This race has far more at stake than any other gain or goal
For this finish line unveils the Awesome Myst’ry of the Soul

This is more than just a ho-hum, lack-a-daisy here-and-now
More than mustering the effort to keep up the pace somehow
This fight-to-the-finish, precious, is no minor marathon
The outcome of this race, precious, all eternity hangs on

We are all in this together until that last hurdle; death
As our feet touch down we take flight on That Awesome Parting Breath
Then, what hell or what a Heaven will open before our eyes
Where damnation or salvation will unveil the final Prize

© Janet Martin

 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, 
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, 
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.…
Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

1 Cor.9:24-25
Everyone who competes in the games trains with strict discipline. 
They do it for a crown that is perishable, but we do it for a crown that is imperishable.…

 Romans 14:10
Why, then, do you judge your brother?
Or why do you belittle your brother?
For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.

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