While driving back and forth to school this week, I was transfixed by the beauty of the clouds. You can see in the photo how they filled the sky as far as my eye could see. They brought to mind a Bible verse that speaks of the invisible, spiritual cloud which encircles our world today.
Hebrews 12:1 reads, Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Imagine a multitude of witnesses watching with wonder as we live out the lives God gave us. And who are the witnesses He honors by mentioning them in the lines before this verse? People like Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, Sarah, and Rahab.
Do you know their stories? They were liars, cheats, usurpers, cowards, manipulators, murderers, and more. Continue Reading…