This is a picture of Jake after his cross country race was over. He was standing on the sidelines cheering on his team mates as well as the other runners. As a runner I know how important it is to have people cheer a person on in a race. It gives the runner an added boost of energy, and encouragement when they hear the cheering. When a runner thinks they can’t take another step and hears the crowd cheering it’s as though the energy from the crowd takes over their steps. There is nothing like it.
This is how it is in life. We can’t do it alone. We are not meant to be alone. God created us with others. God is a triune God in communion with Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirity. When we are together we have energy and strength. We are meant to be together, encouraging, caring for, and loving one another.
Today, cheer on your teammates, and those you don’t know. Bring the love of God and encouragement to others to lift their spirits and give them energy to run this race we call life.