But none of these things move me;
(Paul’s life was in danger-I guess I don’t have it so bad)
nor do I count my life dear to myself,
(it’s not about us)
so that I may finish my race with joy,
and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus,
(it’s from Him, and for Him)
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
We minister the Lord Jesus to a vast range of people in our lives. Our husbands, children, church family, neighbors, friends, and strangers. We can’t merely finish the race, we need to finish with joy.
We have a great example before us.
Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down
at the right hand
of the throne of God.
Finish the race, sisters!
Even if you’re crawling, crawl with joy.