Race week is upon us. In less than six days, 11 members of Team G(race) will be running the Capital City Half Marathon in Columbus, Ohio, and on Sunday, 4 from our team will be in Pittsburgh to run the half marathon there, and 1 will be in Cincinnati to run the Flying Pig full marathon. This morning in church I knew I wanted to ask for prayers for the team for safe travels, and for everybody to be able to complete the races free of injury. I had about 25 minutes or so to think about what I was going to say, and fortunately the songs played by our praise team during that time inspired me. I was reminded that although we are naturally benefiting from the half marathon training, and we are feeding our souls along the way through fellowship, we are not doing these races for ourselves. We are running for a 2 year old with leukemia, who has a long road of treatments in front of him. We are also running for his family and for every child fighting cancer. First and foremost, we are running for God, because everything we do we should do in His Name, and for His Glory.
We have worked hard for 13 weeks, running four to five times per week, getting up early on Saturdays, many times to run in the cold and the rain. Now we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Good luck to our runners next weekend. Godspeed.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31