Reflect the Son

In my family, we have several marathon runners—my brother, my daughter, my nephews, my grandson (and it won’t surprise me if Wugmump becomes the next runner in the family)… I’m not at all athletic, so I really admire their stamina to stay the course, to keep putting one foot in front of the other despite the rough terrain, the unpleasant weather conditions, or the competition. Their goal is to cross the finish line and to finish well. The ones who prevail receive their award on the other side of that white chalk mark. Running a cross country course is a good analogy for holding onto faith. Challenges come in the shape of trials (hills/storms/people who would pull us off the path), but when we endure, we are blessed. When we endure, we grow in grace and strength. When we grow in grace and strength, we better emulate our Savior. And when we emulate our Savior, we store up treasure in heaven. I like to think about the crown of jewels some of the saints who’ve gone before me received when they entered heaven’s gates. They had the joy of placing their bejeweled faith-crown at Jesus’ feet as evidence of their steadfast devotion. Oh, heavenly Father, help me stay the course. Help me reflect Your Son. Let me truly deserve the crown of life promised to me. Amen.

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