Let us run with perseverance the race set out for us. Perhaps for some who read this blog your Christian life has been a bit like my running of late. A few aches and pains during the summer made me ease up on the miles. The hectic pace of autumn schedule made me slack off even further. When the Christmas holidays came the plug was virtually pulled and the pounds piled on. Now a few weeks into the new year and it is time to press on - three short runs this week and a game of five aside that left me walking like the proverbial octogenarian.
Amidst a run tonight in the driving rain I thought - how just like the Christian life - a few distractions, often legitimate and the quiet times drops, the pressure of work and the commitment ease off again and week by week the spiritual flab begins to appear, the pace of devotions ease back and the spiritual life splutters further into ill health.
So if you are easing up let the madness of a middle aged man out running on a wet and windy Friday evening drive you back to the training that far surpasses the training of the body and run with perseverance the race set out for you.