Ah.... 4.5 sweet miles in 31 degrees, on black pavement with the sun (Son). I am not sure if I mentioned that my run on Saturday, although I had lots of pavement, I did not have any sun. In fact, the 23 degrees felt so much colder with the wind and sunless day.
But this morning... the beautiful sun (Son) was with me for the entire 43 minutes. Usually, I do not like the sun beating me in the face, but today it felt marvelous! I walked for about 2 minutes and felt fine, so I started to run. When my lovely Garmin FR 60, Lola, beeped to tell me that I had just completed my first mile, I was totally surprised. My time was 9:35. Not bad for the first mile, which is mostly up hill. I love that about my neighborhood. We have plenty of hills and flat areas that you really feel like you could be runing a course.
I did not see any dear friends this morning during my run, but as I was chanting "sun, sun, I love you"... I started to think about the real Son that I love: Jesus!
Yesterday was Transfiguration Sunday in the United Methodist Church and the scripture I read for the congregation said it best:
"And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white." Luke 9:29
(FYI: I am not a minister... far from it, but I am a youth ministries assistant so sometimes I am asked to read the Litany and scripture during our worship service.)
During my run, I started in imagine what it would have looked like to witness this change in Jesus. As the season of Lent approaches, I start to ache at what happens to my Savior. I ponder what role I would have played. I am sure I would have shouted, "Crucify Him" along with the rest of the crowd as I would not have really known who Jesus was to me.
I am so thankful that I know the outcome. I know that Easter comes and I am not talking about the bunny. I know that my Savior reigns. I know that He gave his life for me (and you). I am thankful that the sun was with me on my run today. And I am so thankful that the Son is always on my runs with me.
Enjoy your run this President's Day!!!!
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And I want to give a shout out to my darling hubby who snapped me running in my new BondiBand today. Isn't it fun?