Monday, December 12, 2011

Headlamps and Tail lamps

Amos 5:8 He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
…the Lord is his name.

With the shorter days of winter it is inevitable that one's exercise routine will either begin in the dark or end in the dark. I have learned the hard way to always carry a headlamp and a tail lamp. I have added the tail lamp, after being run over by a bicyclist on a downhill stretch of the W.&O.D. near Difficult Run. One of my favorite most memorable runs was at night during a light snow, through Clark's Crossing and the trails that parallel the W.&O.D. With a headlamp one can get out in the dark and enjoy the One who made the stars, and be awed into humility at the greatness of our God. The three wise men followed a star to find the birth place our Lord and Savior so they must have traveled at night. Exercising at night opens up a whole new world and could provide the awakening to a depth and majesty of God that may have been lost with so much time in manmade structures and systems.

Lord, help us press through our fear of the dark and enjoy the heavenlies. Help us face and overcome every fear that hinders us from your wonderful plan for our lives.

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