Life is short, but eternity’s a long time. It’s a journey, but this is not our home. We are strangers in a world that, for the most part, doesn’t know God and His Son, Jesus Christ. We must run the race with endurance, so “let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1) and “run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Cor. 9:24c).