Michael Colunga (5 May 2011)
"General Encouragement"

Hello, John and Doves,
I am heartened to know that my brothers and sisters in the LORD are receiving and sharing His Word!  Our Father has so much to say to us to encourage our hearts for these last laps.  The last two laps of an Olympic Marathon are always in the stadium.
It is written,
    "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
    "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."  Hebrews 12:1-2
Jesus says,
    "...[B]ecause I live, ye shall live also."  John 14:19b
In HaShem,
Mike C.