Scandal after scandal breaks my heart.
But I’m also encouraged by Hebrews 11:38-12:2.
The writer says of Christians who suffered for their faith:
“The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.”
He then reminds us of the ultimate example of faithful suffering, Jesus, who “endured the cross, despising the shame.”
As I consider the costly but steadfast faithfulness to Jesus by this “great cloud of witnesses,” I am encouraged to run my race with endurance.
Your resilient commitment to Jesus is inspiring others.
God sees what we are losing, and so he has promised us an eternal reward.
With God’s help, let’s keep going.