An Earthly "Cloud of Witnesses"

I love to read in Hebrews 11 about all of the great men and women of faith who were commended because they continued to walk in faith even when they had not received what they were promised.....(and actually they NEVER received what they were promised while they were on the earth.)
Right after that Hebrews 12 begins with,

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
OH, I just love this passage! I have always tried to envision Moses, Noah, Abraham, Enoch, and so many others cheering me on and my family on as we strive to stay focused on God's promises in spite of our life's trials.
Well, Monday, God gave me a visual to carry with me the rest of my life.
Someone who is on my email prayer list emailed me to ask when our family would be driving past the exit to Bowling Green, KY, on our way to the Titans' game. We exchanged phone numbers and arranged to meet at a gas station along the way. I was overwhelmed to see the posters and balloons and KNOW that these were real people from a real office who truly loved Nick and were praying for him and CHEERING HIM ON!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Lord, for taking one of my favorite passages and bringing it to life for me.
Thank you, to all of you, who pray for Nick just like these people do. Thank you!
When I consider all of you, I do not grow weary and lose heart.
I love you all so much!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

See..........No Matter where you go, Or what your thinking or who your talking to.........There is SOMEONE Who Loves, Cares and Prays for Nick and Your family. That my beautiful black haired momma is A miracle in itself.......xoxoxox Charlotte

Blogger Susan said...

Oh, I'm touched beyond words...

I wish I was there with a poster too.

It would of read, NICK, you're the man!! Love you boy. I'm cheering you on each and every step of the way.

Thanks for sharing this~

Girl...Thank you so much for your honest, authentic, life and heart as you pour it out for us to read...I praise the Lord for you and your family and the encouragement you are to me.

I have a blog as well if you eve have time to look at it...

Blogger Jennifer said...

We serve an awesome God!!

Blogger Cheri said...

What a great thing to witness. God is blessing you even through the pain. He is just so good!

Blogger Jennifer said...

Praying for you, Nick and how fun to attend Monday night football. And speaking of football, those Titans are kickin!

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