The one-two punch by @dpsnowiv
Thanks, everyone, for having the endurance to continue these prayers throughout this month.
Kenyans, without question are the world’s best endurance runners both men and women. Just last year, Wilson Kipsang ran the last NYC marathon in 2 hours, 11 minutes – unbelievable! In Kitali, Melinda often collects child runners on her early morning runs as they go to school. They effortlessly keep up no matter their age, smiling all the way. Research confirms this is not genetics but in the Rift valley, the combination of higher altitude, being poor, running barefoot, and working hard combine to produce the quintessential endurance runners. Kenyans are especially adept at picking up their pace at the end of marathons, when the rest of us are “hitting the wall,” the point where physical exhaustion takes over. May we take a spiritual lesson of endurance from our Kenyan brothers and pray that we receive supernatural endurance from God in sharing and supporting the gospel of the Neema mission.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up. (Heb 12:1-3) AMEN