Saturday, April 21, 2007

Run The Race....

I've spent the day today at my oldest son's track meet... 8 colleges, and a perfect day!

He's done well today - I am proud of him... for the results? Well, yeah - I'm a dad! :) But more importantly for the discipline demonstrated in his life.

So many illustrations from the Word come from track events... and I am reminded again that "no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but afterwards it yields a harvest of righteousness to those who will be trained by it."

The joy in the race, the thrill of a pesonal best, a win in a heat, friendships won along the way - not to even mention the great physical and mental condition - all are unavailable apart from discipline.

How thankful I am for a Heavenly Father who loves me enough to put me through training, difficulties and trials! What an encouragement for me to learn well now, and to increasingly "run the race with endurance."

BTW, all that aside, I'm glad I don't have to race my son anymore!


donsands said...

Good thoughts to take to the heart.

When we're disciplined, then the joy is sweeter.
"The joy of the Lord is our strength".

Have a blessed Lord's Day!

Shiloh Guy said...

The trick is to see the discipline of the Lord as a GOOD thing for us! Our clay is so anxious to leap off the modeling wheel! If we are diamonds in the rough we flinch from the diamond cutter's chisel!

The Lord has put you and Beth through so much discipline! To get to the point of seeing it as profitable blessing is awesome!


jazzycat said...

What event does he run?

Doulos Christou said...

Jazzy - he runs the 400 meter, the 200, the 4x1 relay and the 4x4 relay. He's triple-jumping too.

Do I sound like a proud dad? :)

Shiloh Guy said...

Dude! Your last post was on running the race. It was also 16 days ago! What did you do, stop in the middle of the race for an imported English ale?