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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. - Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

I was standing with my hands raised above my head as I gasped for air. My legs and lungs burned from my first cross-country race of the season. I congratulated the person who finished in front of me and continued to cheer on the people still coming in.

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Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for cheering us on and helping us through hard times. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Hebrews 12:1-3

Thought for the Day

Whom is God calling me to encourage today?

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