“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us” – Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” —Soren Kierkegaard
It shouldn’t be considered remarkable to note that people facing danger and chaos wrote the vast majority of the Bible. The unique history of Israel begins with a single family being called to leave their homeland and journey to a distant and less hospitable place. It features the harrowing individual experiences of the exile, Joseph in Egypt and later, the servitude of the whole nation under Egypt’s oppression. The same history is written by the warrior-adventurer David, the mis-adventurer Job, the absconder Jonah, the expatriate (person exiled from their native country) Ruth, and melancholic Jeremiah.
And the New Testament is written in the context of the lifestyle of the adventurer-missionaries Paul and Peter and their compatriots….anchoring all of this is the life of Christ, the persecuted and tormented one. Indeed, very little Scripture is written from the context of stability and security. This simple fact is worthy of our deep consideration.
“Lord, in what ways are you asking me to dare for your Kingdom’s sake?”
In Christ Alone,