I was reading my Bible this morning in Hebrews 12… “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses (Moses, Joshua, Rahab, David, Samuel, the Prophets), Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily entangles us… and let us run with ENDURANCE the race that is set before us.” Now, I know nothing of endurance on a sports level. I’m a quitter, I’m weak, I give up easily, my mind can easily sway me into stopping early, giving up, “it’s too much, it’s too hard.”
But my husband is the exact opposite. He is competitive, he’s a doer, he’s disciplined, he can train his mind and his body to do anything. He’s such an amazing example. And physical endurance and discipline definitely spill over into his spiritual life. What you see is what you get. He doesn’t talk about doing it- he does it. He leads our family, he prefers us, he ALWAYS puts our needs/ wants first, he goes above and beyond to protect and take care of us, he leads us spiritually, he trains our kids physically, he delights in the things we delight in, he never complains, he seems to not grow weary (even though he’s up at 4am every day!), and even after all these years together, he still treats me like I’m the only girl in the world. He is the nicest man I know.
So I was happy to spend 3 days in the desert with him, cheering him on and delighting in one of the things he delights in. A 6 hour, 2 man race in Temecula. He rode a total of 31 miles in the hot sun, up and down a tough, rugged course and still had a smile while BBQing hot dogs and carne asada that evening. He has endurance. He is such an example to me. Sorry for all the gushing, but I really like him a lot.