November 12, 2020
Endurance

When you sign up for a marathon you know you will reach the finish line at mile marker 26.2. Though it is an incredibly long distance, it can be accomplished through proper training. When the race is at its most grueling, runners look toward the finish line, and find the strength to keep going.

The pandemic is an endurance race no one signed up for, made even more challenging because we do not know when we will arrive at  the finish line we refer to as “normal.” 

We have no choice but to endure. We do however, have a choice to endure with integrity and character, seeking God and loving our neighbor in this unprecedented time. According to Paul this is a path to hope: 

… suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,  and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:3–5