This morning the Today show ran a segment on Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt, a blind woman who has run 14 marathons. She trains and competes in these grueling races with her husband, who serves as her guide runner. Using a short tether the couple stay hooked together as they race over trails and streets building trust and courage with each step. We are inspired and influenced by her story of determination and overcoming.
Jesus Christ is the ultimate overcomer. The night before His crucifixion He told His disciples, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). The Son of Man went to the cross, died for our sin and then triumphed over death.
Even in the face of Christ’s triumph, spiritual blindness caused by sin stops many people from seeing the truth of Christ’s victory over the grave. They do not see God’s love in Christ, receive forgiveness or accept grace. Those people “grope in the darkness with no light” (Job 12:25).
However, by faith the blind can see. But even with sight the faithful can struggle with darkness. We fear living exclusively for God. We succumb to the temptations of the world. We want to please God but trip over our own desires.
God sent Christ into the world so we could be tethered to Him through the Holy Spirit. With guidance from the Holy Spirit we can overcome the world in Christ and remain obedient to Him as we journey through life.
Photo by Josh Calabrese
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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