“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them that love His appearing.”
II Timothy 4:7-8
The life of faith is like a fight
Where we battle a demonic foe;
His strength is great, but greater still
Is the One within us Who’ll deal him a fatal blow.
The life of faith is like a race
That’s run up hills so steep;
Yet, we will continue on until the End
By the aid of Him Who comforts us when we weep.
The life of faith is a lifelong one,
Beset with many dangers and fears;
But with courage from Christ we will go on
Through prayers, perseverance and many a tear.
Even though there’ll be times when we feel all alone
As Elijah did that day,
We’ll continue to fight the fight and run the race
With Christ, “the Life, the Truth and the Way.”
We may not win every round in our fight
Nor be the swiftest of all that run;
Yet, by faith we’ll press onward for the mark
In every battle until our race is done.
For now the toils and troubles in life are many
When our enemy seems to have the upper-hand;
But, we will not fear, but continue on with Christ
Toward Heaven, our Promised Land.
One day the long-awaited Trumpet shall sound
And the dead-in-Christ shall rise;
Then we who remain will join them in the air
As He wipes every tear from our eyes.
Press on, dear Pilgrim, in the race and fight;
Do not fear in the fray—
For soon King Jesus, our Commander-in-Chief
Will come. . .O Glorious Day!
By Tom Smith Morning Manna Dated July 1