The Race - Author Unknonw

The hare boasted that he was the swiftest animal in the
forest. When he challenged the others to a race, only
the tortoise dared to try.  To the hare, it seemed an
unfair contest, since he would win easily.

"But off they started, with the tortoise soon trailing far
behind. On the way, the hare decided there was time for
a nap, but the tortoise kept plodding along.  When the
hare awoke, he couldn't see the tortoise anywhere, so
he laughed and said, 'He still hasn't caught up with me!'
But as he ran toward the finish line, he saw the tortoise
crossing it. Slowly and steadily, the tortoise had won!"

In the Christian life it can be easy to start well or to
"keep the faith" when all is going well. But to keep hanging
in through the bad times as well as the good, and be
there for the long haul takes a genuine commitment that
is based on a deep belief that, no matter what happens,
Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and that
my life is in his hands. As Job so aptly expressed his
feelings in the midst of his despair, "Though he [God]
slay me, yet will I trust him." - Job 13:15.

"The race is not to the swift but to those who keep
on running!"