"I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do." - John 17:4
On May 30, 1999, the 83 running of the Indianapolis 500 automobile race took place. On lap 163, driver Mark Dismore crashed his car and the yellow caution flag went out on the track. The yellow flag indicates that there is a hazard on the track and drivers are prohibited from passing other cars until the hazard is cleared and the yellow flag is lifted. During a yellow flag, it is standard practice for drivers to pull in for a pit stop to get added gasoline. Driver Robbie Gordon chose to gamble and not stop for gasoline. For the remaining 37 laps, Gordon tried to conserve fuel. He was in first place as the race was coming to a close. Then on the second to the last lap, coming out of turn 3, Gordon ran out of fuel. He had to coast into the pits for a splash of fuel and finished the race in 4th place. Though he ran a good race for more than 198 laps, Robbie Gordon did not finish well.
The Lord desires us to finish the work He has given us on earth. Today in prayer, thank Jesus for the work He has given you and pray that you will finish well.
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in" - Abraham Lincoln
God's Word: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." - 2 Timothy 4:7
By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2013
Glorify the Godhead
Ode to Justin Martyr
Glorify the Father.
Eternal God of Love,
Who made all things in heav'n and earth,
Enthroned in realms above.
Glorify the Spirit,
Who to us, truth does show,
Through trial and struggle, fear and want
The way for us to go.
Glorify our Savior
God's only Son adore
For in His sacrifice and life
We would live evermore.
Glorify the Godhead
The blessed Trinity
Let heaven's chorus resound with praise
Forever. One in Three.
(c) Sandy Davis 6/1/2011