Chapel Theme 2020-2021
Hebrews 12: 1-2a
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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews reminded the church that they were not alone, that they were surrounded by people of remarkable faith and love. The letter to the Hebrews also reminds us that we are not alone today. The people we encounter in the Bible, in the stories of the past, and in the world today can help us persevere on the path set before us, a path of faith and participation in the life-giving work of Christ.
Witnesses are those whose lives show us God’s presence and care. Who makes up our cloud of witnesses? This year we will meet people from the Old Testament and the New Testament, from the history of the church and from across the globe. These people will become witnesses to us; even though their lives are different from ours, their faith can become our faith.