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#5kMay2019 Day 25 (BLOG)

I was able to start the day with an epic run with my daughter, Piper. That always makes for a good day!

We went out thinking that this was going to be a big day for her and that she was going to run 4 miles with me. That would be her longest run ever. I knew that she was strong enough to do it…

But things did not go as planned.

She rocked the first mile, which clicked over at 9 minutes and 38 seconds. She was looking strong, and she was doing great!

The second mile was a little harder, but she still did great. Towards the end of that second mile, though, I noticed that she was starting to look pretty hot. Her ears were bright red. That is not normal for her. Her face started to flush, and I could tell she was overheating. It was pretty hot.

We decided to call it quits at 3.1 miles, which we ran together in 31 minutes and 20 seconds, at an average pace of 10:05 per mile.

Better safe than sorry! It was the smart move to shut it down. We’ll get 4 miles next time!

After the morning run, I packed up my little Ford Focus, said goodbye to the family, and drove to Harrisonburg, VA. Tomorrow morning I will be leading worship and preaching at New Beginnings Church, and then Monday evening I will be performing at the Steve Wingfield Memorial Day Celebration at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. #GoodTimes!

I’m looking forward to getting a couple of nice runs in here in Virginia.

One thing that really stood out to me in today’s Bible reading was how clearly Jesus presents Himself as God. He claimed to be the Son of God, making Himself equal with God (see John 5:18). In fact, this is why the religious leaders wanted to stone Him.

C.S. Lewis was right to say that Jesus was either a lunatic, a liar, or the LORD! This is what Lewis said, which was later published in his book, Mere Christianity.

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. … Now it seems to me obvious that He was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.

– C.S. Lewis, from Mere Christianity

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