HOLD FAST FRIDAY 4/15/2016
Everyone has a past, a story, and a beginning. This is the origin of Hold Fast Iron.
Twenty years ago in P.E. class I was approached to join the Football team after school in the weight room. Not having anything better to do, I decided to go. And besides, I had some close friends on the football team. The school’s weight room was small and tucked away in a corner of the basketball gym. By small I mean, it was a converted storage closet. I did not know it at the time, but this converted closet would become my sanctuary.
Our workouts were simple, lift heavy weights. Loud music and iron, I fell in love. As the days turned into weeks, the regulars began to emerge and a camaraderie was formed. Sharing in the bonds of suffering, we were experiencing successes and failures. We were being forged by the iron. We were challenging each other to be better.
I was molded by the weight room.
“Just as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17.