I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8
The Christian life can be illustrated as a race. We all start off our journey, maybe on the wrong foot, but what matters most is our perseverance to cross the finish line of life. Along the way, obstacles will arise, but our focus needs to be fixed on Him. Only He will be able to guide us through the inevitable wrecks that will emerge on the tracks. We need to look to Jesus, as our Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, and Light in the darkness. This past February, I was given an opportunity to witness and share about God at the Daytona 500 in Orlando, Florida. With it being my third year going, I knew what to expect. In the previous years, I had learned a lot about racing and why we were promoting Jesus Christ at the track. Our work was to distribute flyers advertising a short worship prior to the big race. We also donated books that touched upon how NASCAR and its seven flags can align with Jesus and our lives. Overall, the trip to Daytona was a blessing. Not only could I bond with my fellow classmates, but also to God and all who long for His return. Arguably, the best sight to see, will be when Jesus comes back to earth in His full glory. All eyes will be turned skyward, and that is when we will see our checkered flag. The finish line is in sight; all we need to do is step on the gas and fly through the finish line to meet our journey’s end.
By: Andrew Moyer ('21)
Charlotte, North Carolina