Hebrews 12:1 says "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and let us run with endurance the race which is set before us."
My 3 year old son, Eli, goes to preschool. He loves it. Eli is a social butterfly. He likes the kids and he loves his teachers. When he walked into the room today he saw Ms. Becky, yelled hi, dropped his backpack off his shoulders in one swift motion and ran across the room to give her a hug.
Seeing him cast the burden of his backpack aside so he could get where he was going as quickly as possible made me think of Hebrews 12. I need to be that single-minded in my pursuit of Christ. Not letting anything stop me.
A child's joy reminds me to seek Christ. That is a finer thing!