Endurance

This journey begins  
With a new man.

Joy and excitement

Can’t be contained.

Tears of happiness

Instead of pain.

Washed Clean.

Ready for the race.

Slow and steady,

God’s word sets the pace.

His spirit dancing.

Eyes shining with light.

There’s no way to fully explain

The feeling inside.

Ahead will be dark days.

Frustration, stones thrown in his way.

Persecution, and people calling him names.

Growing weary and tired.

Wondering where he can hide.

Stopping to refuel.

Eating his daily bread.

Building his strength

For this race of endurance.

The ominous cloud grows

Dimmer and less threatening

Up ahead he can see the Saints

Cheering for his victory.

Others have fallen in his path.

There’s no way he can pass.

Stopping to help them up.

To give an encouraging word.

Shining God’s light

And spreading the good news.

A second wind.

A new prospective.

A bright ray of warm sunshine

Waiting up ahead.

Covered in Grace and Mercy.

Overcoming temptation to lay down.

This Man has grown

By leaps and bounds!

No longer new.

This well seasoned soul

Pushes forward

Toward his everlasting

Life with Christ!
Jeanie Hannah

Crusader’s Triathlon

Like a tiny mouseWho evades the trap.

Considered weak and small,

Still remaining strong and steady.

Persistent in this purpose.

Swimming against the current.

Planted firm in purpose,

With unwavering faith.

A lighthouse who survived 

The torrential rains

And massive crashing waves.

The farmer working

Against the elements.

Focused on planting the seeds.

Praying for God’s nurturing hand,

Strong roots and fair weather.

Anticipating the great

Harvest to come.

The soldier’s destination is clear.

Warrior and peacekeeper.

Crusader for Christ.

Motivated by salvation

And God’ promise.

Relentless in the task.

God supplying strength

When bones grow weary.

Accessing the stockpile

Of courage and faith…

New excitement stirs the spirit!

The unwavering War Eagle soars!!

Jeanie Hannah

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9 KJV

http://bible.com/1/2pe.3.9.kjv