My mother was SO proud of the fact that I decided to run for County Commissioner.
“If I was younger, I would be doing it, too!” she said when I told her.
One of my sorrows is that since Mother passed away on September 30, she is not here to witness the results of the election.
Or is she a witness?
Hebrews 12: 1 in The Message says,
12 1 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it.
The New Living Translation says –
12 : 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
I believe that Mother has joined that “crowd of witnesses”, joined those people who are commended for their faith in chapter 11 of Hebrews.’
I love that image that those who have gone on before us in the faith are cheering us on!
As I take on this new challenge of serving our county on the Board of Commissioners, I am blessed to know many dear family and friends are praying for me.
The following verse was in my devotional today – the day after the election. I am taking it as a charge personally from God.
I Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT) I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
Pray with me that I will serve with Godliness and dignity.
and…thank you Mother, for cheering me on!