We Are Running from the Start

Athletic

Philippians 3:13-14
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


The Athletic Ones

Graced by God and genes
With strength and power and will
Their muscles and sinews seem never to fail
As they become “king of the hill”

Mere mortals who try to confront them
Are left behind and eating their dust
And their trophies and ribbons abound
For in winning alone they do trust

But there is a race that they’re running
It started the day they were born
With an opponent who is slow and patient
And stands at the finish with scorn

Time is his name and death is his game
And only one race has he ever lost
On one dreary day with all hell to pay
A shepherd atoned for every cost

So call on His name while there’s still race to run
He’s waiting with arms open wide
He’ll lift you up high in the heavenly sky
And carry you to the winner’s circle He provides

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

Help us to attain Your goal for our lives. There is a race to run, a race to win, and a prize worth every pain. May we never stop striving to run the good race. Help us today and everyday to lose ourselves and gain You and all things. Thank You!

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