The Great Cloud of Witnesses
October 28, 2018 Pastor: Betsy DeVries
Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:3
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews referrs to "the great cloud of witnesses", people in the Old Testament who put their trust in God. (We might refer to them as "heroes of the faith".) In addition to the witnesses that the letter writer mentioned, many of us have family members and friends who also put their trust in the Lord throughout their lives.
Let us, too, put our trust in the Lord. "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." And while we run that race, let us remember that God will preserve us to the end, just as he preseved the great cloud of witnesses. He will pick us up when we stumble and fall, and he will renew our strength us when we grow weary.
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