Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1,2 New American Standard
They thought they’d sent me
alone to the gallows,
but I didn’t go alone.
I went with the One
Who went there before me.
Burning of Jan Hus (John Huss) at the stake at the Council of Constance in 1415, artist: Carl Gustaf Hellqvist
Fascinating fact: “In Renaissance painters such as Domenico Ghirlandaio the lark symbolizes Christ, in reference to John 16:16.” From Wiki article “lark”, reference: Jeanne K. Cadogan’s book Domenico Ghirlandaio: artist and artisan, Yale U. Press, p. 215.
“A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” NASB95
Of his own compositions, Mr. Williams’s favorite was the opera Pilgrim’s Progress. He loved the choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach and often conducted them.