- What was your hardest race?
- Did you have to do a lot of training?
- How did it feel to finish?
Reading: 2 Timothy 4:7
In our scripture verse for today, we are reminded that finishing a race and keeping the faith is important. Here is a poem that also reminds us of that.
A lot can be said for winning,
It makes a team feel pride,
It makes them smile, and laugh, and joke
And proves how hard they tried.
My team lost the other day,
I know they could have won
They worked real hard, played real well
And did the best they've ever done.
Just because their record shows
That they aren't number one
Doesn't mean they don't go out
And have a lot of fun.
So maybe your team won the game,
But are they really the best?
Maybe this is just a way to see
If they can pass a test.
And if they can be real winners
And hold their heads high in defeat
And next time maybe the tables will be turned
When the same teams again meet.
--Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Meditate on or discuss the following quote: "Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons... Most important of all, be at peace with God. Remember, prayer always leads to peace. Be happy! With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." (Author Unknown)