I have several adventures coming up! A half marathon race tomorrow which I simply love to do. I hope to do as many races as I possibly can before I perish. I love the energy, athleticism, motivation, and purpose a race offers. Oftentimes, it reminds me that I am on a race myself…not a slow, sad degradation of life ’till we meet the grave….but, instead a race to paradise. Isn’t that what Jesus said on the cross? “Today, you will meet me in paradise.” We have a wonderful place to enter into one day, but we are held accountable for what we do here and now. I believe sound choices today lead to sounds choices tomorrow. So, I want to run my race well tomorrow, but even more importantly, I want to run my race well each day as I accomplish the tasks God gives me.
Next Monday I get to enter into a classroom of kids for 5 weeks. I love kids! I get to learn about these particular kiddos and I get to practice teaching them. I want to teach them well as I know how important it is for them to reach their milestones each year…they have so much to learn and the world relies on teachers to do their job well. I sense the pressure, but more than that, I sense the joy for me to pursue a calling laid upon my heart during my car trip from Kansas to Georgia.
I love adventure. I hope these two particular adventures go well! Immanuel, God with Us!