Feb 10, 2012

Benediction: Hebrews 12

Here’s another benediction from Hebrews 12:1-2.  It uses The Voice translation of scripture.

(based on Hebrews 12: 1-2)

Sisters and brothers,
since we stand surrounded by all those who have gone before,
an enormous cloud of witnesses,
let us drop every extra weight,
every sin that clings to us and slackens our pace,
and let us run with endurance the long race set before us.

Stay focused on Jesus,
who designed and perfected our faith.
He endured the cross
and ignored the shame of that death
because He focused on the joy that was set before Him;
and now He is seated beside God on the throne,
a place of honour.

In the same way,
let us also focus on the race ahead.
Go into the days of this week
strong in the presence of the Holy Spirit,
and confident that God goes with you.

For more benedictions on this blog, see the Benediction Index at the upper right side of the page.