Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mom, Can You Send Me a Recipe?

My mother has been my cheerleader.
As a result of living with congestive heart failure,
she was taken from us at an early age, 73!
This gave us time to celebrate life with her.
In July of 2000, we celebrated together as a family at her favorite spot.
Recognizing her families love for sports,
she presented each one of us with a wooden baton.
On each baton, she had the words inscribed.

"Keep on running with your eyes fixed on Jesus"

She died shortly thereafter, November 27, 2000.
She finished her race...

The Christian life involves hard work. It requires us to give up
whatever endangers our relationship with God, to run patiently,
and to struggle against sin with the power of the Holy Spirit.
To live this life effectively, we must keep our eyes on Jesus.
We stumble when we look away from him and at ourselves or
the circumstances surrounding us.
We are running Christ's race, not our own,
and we must always keep him in sight. ~ TLB

Hebrews 12:2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, our leader and instructor...

1 comment:

  1. What a blessing to have a mother who ran the race and finished well! This is a good reminder for our earthly tent's not about us but about Jesus...


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