Paula Radcliffe was the first woman to cross the finish line at the 2007 New York City Marathon. Zoe Koplowitz finished last at 28 hours, 45 minutes.
Multiple sclerosis slowed Zoe down, but it didn’t keep her from crossing the finish line. Wearing back and knee braces, she walked the entire route using crutches. For her, finishing the race was "a total blessing," and said afterward, "I'm just extremely grateful. I don't get any younger, and my MS doesn't get any better."
The Christian life is a marathon. The route doesn’t get any smoother, and the struggles of life still get in our way. Hebrews assures us that an eternal reward awaits those who don’t give up, drop out, or shrink back! Join us tomorrow as Hebrews challenges us to keep running the race.
The overall message of Hebrews is JESUS IS GREATER. Greater than what? Jesus is greater than everything! The early Christians needed to be reminded of the supremacy of Christ over all people and things.