Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Cloud of Witnesses


Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

A cloud of witnesses; that’s what the writer of Hebrews calls Rahab, Noah, Isaac, Jacob and a whole bucketful of others. These men and women are our examples.

Remember as kids we laid down on a warm sunny day looking up at the clouds? We would try to make out shapes and were sure we saw all kinds of things in those clouds. The Hebrew writer says all these people are like clouds up in the sky that we can look up to.

There are so many lessons of faith by all of those witnesses. I am going to pick a few and talk about them in the coming weeks. There are SO many in that cloud of witnesses that you and I can learn from. I look forward to looking up and learning from these great heroes of the faith.

Till then may God richly bless you with faith.

In Christ Alone,

Jill

Jiller

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up"

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