John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Monday, February 15, 2010

Indulging in the sun (Son)

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!!!!

BTW: Do not forget to enter my giveaways. The winner will be announced on Wednesday! It could be you!!!

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?


Jocelyn said...

glad you got to run on black pavement! so nice that its sunny out :)

Andra said...

You look so cute in your hot pink fleece! I have one that's similar if not the same and it's so warm. I can't wait until our weather breaks and I can get back out doors for walking.

RockStarTri said...

Sounds like a great run.

ESH said...

I was all about the sun yesterday! I kept telling my running partner how grateful I was that it was WARM and SUNNY. 18 miles in grey, overcast snow would not have been nearly as enjoyable!

Anonymous said...

i think the sun is great during the cold weather...for running.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

It was so great to see the sun yesterday (for a little while).

I often feel very humbled during the Lenten season. It is easy to feel so unworthy of the price He paid for me (us all). I try to remember to appreciate my blessings and know that I am serving a purpose that may not be clear to me yet but I have to stay the course and know that I will one day understand. It all happens for a reason. The mountains of snow, my furnace croaking, my son has hives...all for a reason. How exciting to know that one day it will be made clear.
Thanks for the reminder.

Enjoy your runs in and with the sun (Son).

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a glorious run! I can't wait for a run like that, here! :)

Kirsten said...

Hooray for the sun! And I love the bondi band! And your testimony. :)

Lisa said...

i agree, running on a cold but SUNNY day feels warmer than a cloudy or windy day.

Syl said...

the sun + the run= perfect! I can't wait for all our snow to melt!

WannabeRunner said...

I'm glad you got to get out and run! And that the Son was watching over you. :)

Janet said...

What an awesome run. Running with the SON is much better than running with the sun as the SON's light shines everyday and fills you with the warmth of the almight love God gives. I think it is important to never lose focus of who we truly are in Christ. It might be hard for others who dont have a personal realitionship with Jesus to understand, but when you do, you realize that the SON gives you the strength and encouragement you need. His word says.. "I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me." I am glad you are right on your focus.