Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Many saints have gone on to glory, they are enjoying their new home up there,
Their life in Heaven is unmatched, and their circumstances beyond compare.
Consider them closely today, these believers that we've known before,
May their example encourage us much, and let us never their lessons ignore.
So much of this life slows us down, the sin and snares of each day,
But we are counseled to run patiently this race, and never give room for delay.(RP)
The last day of the year. I am sure you agree that it went so quickly. Yesterday we got our shopping done but it was a little more for Margie than we wanted. Next time we will have to do less, so she won't get so tired. Today we are taking it easy. Tonight will probably be noisy but our fans on high speed will dull that sound a little. We trust you all have a delightful day, and thanks so much for praying for us.