When the players of a sport discover that a famous individual from the history of their sport is present in the stadium or arena, those who are on the field of play try to play their very best game. They want to give of their best as a means of honouring the man or woman who has gone before them in their sport. This is not new, as the author of Hebrews notes: Therefore, 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.
April 11, 2020