Thought for the day

Running

As the rhythm of our daily lives slowly returns, will we resume running after material things or has the last few months provided space to reflect on what’s important in our lives? With so much sorrow with the loss of loved ones and the uncertainty the future holds for us all, we can turn to the word for inspiration and comfort.

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  
Isaiah 40 28-31
11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29 11

The parable of the prodigal son illustrates God’s love for us even when we turn away from him

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Luke 15 20

No matter where we are in life and the situations we face, we can rely on God’s love for us. Do we need to keep running for the next thing or do we stop and appreciate what we have, time with loved ones and people who are along side us in our times of need?

Have a blessed day

Steve

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