“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
(Revelation 2: 10)
Derek Redmond, a famous runner from England, participated in the 400-meter race at the prestigious 1992 Olympics in Brazil. However, unfortunately, he suffered an injury just before the 150-meter finish line. Paramedics arrived with a stretcher to carry Derek out of the race. However, Derek refused. Then came Jim Redmond, the trainer, who was also his father, and said that Derek did not need to finish the race. However, Derek refused. “If that’s what you want, fine, we will continue to run to the finish together,” said Jim while supporting Derek, his son and student.
Life is often presumed as a race. In that race, sometimes the people who play it experience injury, despair, great fatigue, apart from of course enthusiasm and excitement. Seniors, let’s learn from Derek to continue to finish this “race”. Because when we are tired, injured, and helpless. Our Father will also support and accompany us to be able to complete life as well as possible. God the Father is with us in the race against fatigue and despair. He is with us, helping us cross the finish line and gain the crown of life.
Dear God, thank you because you are willing to be a father who strengthen, comfort, even support us. We are excited walk with You until you get the crown of life. Amen.
Sources: https://www.ykb-wasiat.org/2023/06/27/ Jendela Hati 27 June 2023