It says "Finisher"...I've been wearing a lot today...not gonna lie:)
It's finally sinking in. I finished a marathon today! But, it goes deeper than that. God started something in me 16 weeks ago, and through miles of (sometimes less than glorious) training , He spoke to my heart, in His quiet way. He rebuked me, chastened me, encouraged me, and whispered words of love to me.
Today was hard. It was a long way to run. The finish line just couldn't come soon enough, but when I realized that I would finish...still running, my heart was overwhelmed. His presence, His power, His grace, they carried me through and filtered over me when I crossed that line.
I lifted up hands of praise to Him. He made me. I run because He gave me two good legs and also because I just love to see His strength glorified through humility.
I wonder...how are we ever going to see the "all things" we can do through His strength unless we take the first step...which I'm learning is the hardest.
p.s. Thank you, Aaron, Abby Sue, Ben, Elizabeth, Mom, Dad, Des, Kari, and Claire...you made my day!