The definition of perseverance? Today, it is defined by scoring the winning goal in the 91st minute. The US team is advancing to the round of 16 at the World Cup due to Landon Donovan’s last minute (literally) heroics. And, that comes after an earlier goal made by the US was mistakenly disallowed.
The definition of perseverance? Today, it is defined by a 10 hour tennis match at Wimbledon with the opponents Isner and Mahut tied 59-59 in the fifth set. The longest Wimbledon match ever by a long shot! And, it isn’t finished yet! The match was suspended until tomorrow due to darkness.
The definition of perseverance? Today, it is defined by someone who faced everything for us and extended to us life that is abundant. He endured all the punishment the world through his way and died a painful death so we wouldn’t have to. He continues to endure people rejecting him holding out hope that they will eventually accept his gift of love.
Perseverance? Today, number three wins my vote!