Let’s run the race that is laid out in front of us,
since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us.
Let’s throw off all the things that hold us back.
Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus,
the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.
He gave everything for us, for the joy that lay ahead of him.
~Hebrews 12:1-2, paraphrased
This has been our theme text for Stewardship, admittedly the Revised Songbird Version.