The Finish Line

Crossing the finish line is a good feeling. I was thinking earlier today about the meaning of life. I’ve made a lot of hospital visits and head quite a few walk ins this week. People are hurting. People are always hurting. And we are to be “soul doctors.” People need help these days. I’m trying to help as many people as I can in as many ways I can. But today, I found joy in thinking of how Jesus Christ will one day lead a massive reunion for those who cross the finish line. We will see those who have already crossed the finish line. 

Finishing is a good thing. The goal of life is to finish faithful and to hear Christ say, “Well done.” 

Next week I go to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to defend my doctoral project. Pray for me to have favor with God and with Dr. Haddon Robinson and Dr. Sid Buzzell who will be on the committee. I’m hoping to pass the defense and come back to Arlington to make corrections on the dissertation. My hope is to graduate in May with the Doctor of Ministry. In the scope of eternity, this doesn’t mean much. In the scope of discipleship, this means a lot. I’ve learned a lot and have become a better disciple by doing doctoral work. 

Cross the finish line. Help others to cross the line. It’s worth it.

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One Comment on “The Finish Line”

  1. Patti McTee Says:

    I’m so proud of you. I remember you graduating from SWBTS. Hope you know I’m not calling you Dr. Stodard. You’ll always be SLACKER to me. 🙂


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