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,--Hebrews 12:1

Friday, August 16, 2013

Where'd summer go?

What a week! It started like you'd expect a week in August in Arkansas, hot and humid, but by midweek, things had changed dramatically. And they changed for the good.

On Thursday morning, instead of temperatures hovering near 80 and humidity stuck between 90 and 100%, I was greeted by cool and crisp air when I stepped out the door to head to cross country practice. It was 20 degrees cooler and the moisture in the air was gone! That's right. The temperature was around 600 and it didn't feel the least bit humid.

I went 5 and a half miles yesterday, and it felt like I was running in Heaven. If I hadn't needed to report to school at 8, I'd have kept running. It felt that good!

This morning was more of the same weather-wise. Cool air and low humidity. Running in Heaven again. I called it quits after 6 miles, only because we're meeting a bunch of folks in Conway, AR tonight for a 10 mile run.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." ~ -- James 1:17

I don't know where that sultry summer weather went, but you'll not hear me complain about it. Not one word of complaint. I'm under no illusions that we'll be enjoying this weather for the rest of the summer either, but I'll take any reprieve I can get, temporary or not. One thing I do know, though, is that such Heavenly unseasonable weather can only come from Jesus Christ Himself!

So thank you Lord for your grace and mercy in giving us a break from the usual Arkansas summer weather. I'm loving this little taste of what running in Heaven will be like. :)

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