Christian Runners

I am from the country of Ethiopia. For many years, there have been famous athletes in Ethiopia. Some of these athletes have been runners.
Recently runners from Ethiopia took third place in a championship meet in Helsinki, Finland. The people of Ethiopia were proud of their runners.
But I wonder how many Christian runners there are in my country. In our Bible Reading today, Paul talked about reaching the goal. Runners in a race try to reach the finish line. Christians should try to reach the goal of eternal life with God. Verses 13b-14a say, “I try as hard as I can to reach the goal that is before me. I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize.”
If you are a Christian, you are running toward this goal. When you reach the goal, you will receive a crown of life (Revelation 2:10). If you are not a Christian runner, you need to learn how you can accept Jesus as your Savior. Jesus will be your coach. He is ready to teach you how to be a Christian runner.