Lance Cpl. Myles Kerr was running a 5k fun run in his combat boots carrying a rucksack. When all the other runners in his age group had finished and there was still no sign of Cpl. Kerr his Marine Corps friends began to worry. Kerr had a higher motive in mind. 9-year-old Boden Fuchs was struggling to keep running and he was separated from his running companions. He had spoken to Kerr and said, “Sir? Will you please run with me?”
Marine Kerr ran the rest of the event at the youngster’s pace, encouraging him all the way to the finish line.
Our motive for running the Christian race with other believers, especially those who are struggling, is to encourage them all the way to the finish line. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
World, August 24, 2013 p. 19
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (CEV) That's why you must encourage and help each other, just as you are already doing.