Youth Pastor John Rollo, Larbert Pentecostal Church

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“... let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us ...” (Hebrews 12:1)

BY now the Olympics are well underway, the third hosted in London since the modern games began.

The 100m final which should feature Usain Bolt has been billed as the main event with tickets costing hundreds, even thousands of pounds for an event lasting no more than 10 seconds as the sprinters run the distance at speeds reaching almost 30 mph.

Dreams will be realised or shattered within that small window.

Each of us run our own race of life. It is often a marathon rather than a sprint with hard uphill sections and less strenuous downhill sections.

The Bible encourages us to throw off the things that hinder us and run.

A runner carries as little weight as possible to attain the best result. In contrast to this we often carry discouragement, bitterness, hurts, sin and pain, etc., as we run our race of life.

I encourage you today to run to Jesus, who says “come to me” and offers rest for those weighed down, so you can run free again.