A Cloud Of Witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and protector of our faith. — Hebrews 12:1-2a.

The first verse of Hebrews is packed full of wonderful images. I suspect Luis could do a full week of sermons on this one sentence. Dorothy Sayers wrote a novel titled, Clouds of Witness. In the movie, Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell delivers a sermon on “running with perseverance.” I could go on and on.

The message of keeping the eye on the prize seems especially appropriate during the last week of Lent. Easter Sunday is but a few days away, may we all focus on the finish line and celebrate the last days of the race to God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. I love this scripture. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in a frenetic family with a Dad committed social justice and equality.
    You and Suzy have a wonderful Easter time.

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