On this Thankful Thursday, I’m thankful for the gift of running!
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My friend, Jenny, shared this picture & the word Illuminating with me some time ago. This is a picture of the road where Jenny runs. She tells me that this road saved her life, and I know exactly what she means! The more I read about running, the more I see this is a common feeling in the running community.
For me, running is more than just exercising or achieving lifetime dreams & goals. It’s time alone in the presence of the Lord.
It’s where I found answers.
It’s where God speaks to me clearly & often.
It’s where He brought healing for my broken spirit.
…and it’s where I learned to dream again…
In my darkness, He brought light…and I will forever be thankful to my loving Heavenly Father. I’m thankful that He cares about the ONE sheep…me…only one of his many children. How blessed I am, that He would reach out to me right where I was, expecting nothing in return. It’s the love of God that would say to me “Get up, let’s go for a run….”
I’m thankful that He cared enough
to pick me up &
lead me back into this race of life.
That’s my Jesus, full of Love, Mercy & Grace!