Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Team Hope

“God doesn’t miss anything. He knows perfectly well all the love you’ve shown him by helping needy Christians, and that you keep at it. And now I want each of you to extend that same intensity toward a full-bodied hope, and keep at it till the finish. Don’t drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.” (Hebrews 6:10-12 MSG)

Idaho Public Television recently ran a program on Adventure Racing. They followed a four person team through sixty-three miles of biking, twenty-two miles on foot, nineteen miles of kayaking across a lake (complete with a storm and lightning), and a frigid swim across Button Hook Bay.

Not only do the competitors have to complete this grueling course, but also find a series of mandatory checkpoints and optional controls. Whew!

Team members encourage one another, talking, keeping tabs on each person’s progress – both mentally and physically. The race can’t be completed alone, and each member is needed.

Life’s challenges often stack up like an Adventure Race, and the trials seem daunting. 
To read the rest, please link to Writer Interrupted, Team Hope


Michael Duncan said...

"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2

Thanks for the reminder!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Hi Michael, thank you for visiting Fliterary. It’s great to meet a brother on the same team!