In my hometown of my hometown of Upham, North Dakota, we hold turtle races in August. It can get pretty exciting to see which turtle will go the fastest, but usually slow and steady wins the race.
It should be that way in life, don’t you think? It seems we’re always in a rush. In a rush to get the job done, in a rush to get through the grocery store, in a rush to lose weight. Rush, rush, rush.
But, turtles don’t rush! God’s word tells us to be steady, diligent and determined for the race set before us.
Those turtles, slowly making their way to the finish line, are keeping their eye on the prize. And we need to keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus. God is running a race right alongside us, helping us persevere.
This message is excerpted from a Women of the ELCA blog by Lisa Plorin. Read it here. Today we remember the Martyrs of Japan, who died in1597.
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