Run the race of Invitation
I just love athletics and I have just witnessed something remarkable in the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. Four-thousandths of a second. That was Christine Ohuruogu’s margin of victory as she became world 400 metres champion for the second time in her career, breaking Kathy Cook’s 1984 British record in a stunning one-lap race. Four-thousandths of a second. It is a period of time so miniscule it is almost impossible to comprehend. Yet even more improbable was the dramatic nature of Ohuruogu’s victory.The 29-year-old was nowhere coming into the home straight, a mere spectator. But she just kept coming and coming, gunning down silver medallist Amantle Montsho as she pumped those arms like the pistons of an unstoppable steam train. The determination to keep going until the finishing line. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. Keep inviting as prompted by God. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and we will find that not only does every second count, but every invite counts.