Green Flag, 22JAN
Jesus gives us the Green Flag…
In life, I don’t know what lap you are on – only God knows – but I hope you are running a good race!
But even if sometimes we feel like we are in the pit – just know that we are all STILL IN THIS RACE… Apostle Paul reminds us: “You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? This detour doesn’t come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. (Galatians 5:7 The Message)”
Life feels like a race but when you turn the corner and see the Green Flag, you know you are almost done – almost home – one more lap…. Of course this is a ROAD race and God designed this course of variable distance, so only HE knows the length – but you are in charge of your speed and your attention to the road, best to strap in with those seatbelts!… See, the path is narrow but sure – bumpy but sturdy – curved and you can’t always see around the bend… BUT you know you have made it “safe thus far” – that is by God’s grace – you know God says keep motoring – it is time to finish the race…
The greens of Christmastime remind us of life with Christ’s birth – the greens of Easter with our renewal of life – the green flag – look for that green flag. Listen for your pit crew chief Jesus calling out the instructions – Jesus speaks on God’s GPS to get you there. “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
Look for the Holy Spirit to light your way. God gears us up. Yes, let us check in often with our pit crew chief Jesus, because when we give Him our mindful attention and our heartfelt devotion, then we are given that loving green light to life everlasting…
Some finish the race in super fast speeds, some crawl over the finish line with barely any gas left in their tank, and many are at every speed in between – actually your position at the finish doesn’t matter – because you know the truth – NO ONE is left behind!
And ALL the racers are cheered HOME!