Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. Jude 1:3 NIV
The church service ended. All the people rose. The ushers began letting rows of the congregation file out through the double doors at the back of the building. The children knew that their parents would stop to greet some of the other members. But their hearts were already racing. As soon as they were out in the aisle, the race was on! They left their parents behind to follow the herd outside. But, because they were small, they could squeeze in between the adults, dodge through the legs and skirts, as they hurried to the car. When they finally broke loose from the congested crowd and out into the sunlight, their haste turned into a full-speed run. Sometimes they hit the car nearly at the same time, laughing the whole way. Do we have any memories of the faith that was entrusted to us before?
Not all those children go to church today. But they can remember the faith they had as children. They can remember singing songs to the praise of God. The world will try hard to remove our chances of being with the Lord. The enemy of our soul is still the cunning adversary of Christ our Savior. He still vies stealthily and undeterred to rob us of our chance to be with Jesus forever. But if we can remember the faith we had in what we cannot see, then we can have our Prize. We can come unto God in the face of all that would stand in our way. Shall we accept the challenge now?
Say go. Let our hearts race to find You! In all haste, direct our paths. Let us run like never before back to You, we pray!