Observation - February 23, 2018


Addy Oberlin
Neepawa Banner & Press

This past week I had the opportunity to watch the olympics almost daily. I always enjoy watching figure skating and the double curling was very interesting. I watched some of the hockey and noticed that the women are just as fierce as the men. They all want to win.

They are all running a “race” to win the gold.

We are running a race in our life too. Sometimes we get hurt unexpectedly and have to take time out to recuperate. We hear horrifying news about young people being shot down in their prime of life. Their race has been cut short.

Are we ready to run the race to the finish line? The Bible tells us in Hebrew 12:1 “... let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” And be ready to arrive in Heaven where “God shall wipe away all tears from their (our) eyes, and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Let’s get ready.