One of my favorite peeps in the village is a runner. A serious one, who actually enjoys marathons. Me? I’ve flirted with it over the years and even trained for and finished a marathon myself. But I walked most of it and never seemed to catch the proverbial runner’s high. Go figure.
There is no shortage of Biblical comparisons between faith and running. Just this morning I read Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles,
and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
I completed a different kind of race recently. I read the entire Bible. Cover to cover, twelve pages per day, over 90 days. Some of you may remember when I started the 90 – Day Challenge. I wrote about a few of my experiences, but truthfully half-way through reading the Bible, my own words began to fall short of adequately describing my experience of being so fully immersed in God’s word.
Even now, several weeks after finishing, it’s hard to put the experience of reading the entire Bible into words. I’ve studied God’s word earnestly for over ten years in various Bible studies and small groups. But, reading God’s divine story Genesis to Revelation was transformative. Truly Transforming.
I have the adrenaline rush that runners must get after a race and I want others to experience it too. If you are interested in reading through the Bible, I’d love to talk to you about options you have for support along the way. Amy at Mom’s Tool Box will be hosting another 90-Day Challenge beginning in January. And if you live in my neck of the woods, watch for updates on how you can participate in a local 90-Day Challenge. I was blessed to meet with Ted Cooper, founder of Bible in 90 Days, and our pastors at Covenant Presbyterian Church last week and we’ll have exciting news to share soon. Stay tuned!