went for a run today on this good friday and second day of spring. when i was still at home the weather looked a little unsettling, but really not that bad. so i laced up my shoes, put on my winter running gear and out the door i went. the next 3 miles turned into such a picture of faith…


(is it really the 2nd day of spring?)

i began my run and it really didn’t seem that bad out. as i ran closer to the lake the snow picked up and started pelting me in the eyes. i was definitely the only insane runner out at this time. at points the wind almost blew me over and i even had to run with my hand over my eyes to shield them from the icey snow. the closer i got to the lake the worse it got, especially when there was a gap in high rises and the snow and wind could blow directly off the lake onto the street. it occurred to me as i ran, that this run truly was a metaphor for a life of faith.

we choose to run, with perseverance, the race marked out for us but never does the Lord tell us it will be easy. we know that if we trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding, He will make our paths straight. but it doesn’t say He will make our paths easy. He tells us we live by faith not by sight, and as i ran with my hand over my eyes, i couldn’t help but think of blind faith, hoping i wouldn’t run into a pole or something! so much like our faith journey, trusting God to lead us, for what is faith? being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

man, i went for a simple run and was reminded of a simple truth, yet a hard truth to live by.