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. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1
Each tree a witness of creation’s story. The clouds rolling in to heighten God’s glory. Pity the eyes that do not see, this miraculous witness of the tree.
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. (Hebrews 12:1)
Those looking down are cheering the race. Applauding the runners not their pace.
Pulling out front does not make them roar. But trusting in God brings shouting for more.
So ignore the distractions that so easily trick. keep your eyes upon Jesus through thin and through thick.
When the day comes that you finish the race. You’ll hear well done, but for now rest in God’s grace.