Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.’ Hebrews 12:1

We don’t have to run this Christian race on our own. For the last two thousand of years there have been many, many Christians and martyrs who have set us an example. Reading about past missionaries is not as popular as it once was, but still their lives are remarkable. They went through many troubles and difficulties, often remaining on the mission field until the end of their days.

It isn’t only to the past that we have to turn. Many Christians in many lands are an example to us today. There are still nations which have not been reached, others have heard the gospel but the persecution is very high. Some countries are trying to eradicate Christianity from their country all together. If they knew how strong our God is, they would realise He is unbeatable.

So we must stop making excuses and tell all we can about the love and salvation of our God. Sin can entangle us, we can run out of enthusiasm. The need to evangelise is as great as it has ever been.