Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and preserver of our faith.’ Hebrews 12:1
I love this translation using ‘pioneer and preserver.’ That means the beginning and the end; the alpha and omega and everything in between. Especially everything in between. That’s the bit we’re going through now, lasting 60, 70, 80 90 years or more. But the last bit is for eternity.