Even as you prepare, I admonish and exhort you with two verses; they are familiar verses, but spoke with an otherworldly eloquence on the night 'Coming Together, Building Each Other' was unveiled in July 2008.
I remember them till today, and hold on to them ever as strongly. May they aid in preparing the way for you as well.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
-- 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (NASB)
As you literally run, remember these words. Our strength and victory comes not from the favour of men alone, but from the grace of God.
Let us continue fighting for the imperishable wreaths.