The Red Lantern

posted Sep 6, 2013, 1:04 PM by David Sincock   [ updated Sep 6, 2013, 1:21 PM ]
In 173 days on March 1st the famous Iditarod Dog Sled race will begin. The course runs 975 miles from Nome to Anchorage. It run from North to South one year and the opposite direction the next. The first 30 winners will share $600,000 in prize money.

The last person to complete the course also gets an award. It is the Red Lantern. In most sports finishing last is not something to be rewarded or be proud of. Yet to simply finish the Iditarod is something to be celebrated.

We live in such a competitive world that unless we finish at the front of the pack (no pun intended) our effort does not count. But life does not work like that. God does not view us like that.

Living a life that is Faithful to the end is what God says counts:

Loving our mate till death do us part. Serving God and never going into Spiritual retirement. Keeping the love fire alive with Jesus when the newness has worn off. Doing the right thing when people are no longer watching or cheering.

Remember what Jesus said in Revelation 2:10 “Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Run for the cash money, but make sure you at least get the Red Lantern!