I exercised this morning. And wondered, Why is this so hard? The new chill in the air as I walked to our neighborhood clubhouse was refreshing.
But once I got on the treadmill, I couldn’t figure out why my brief runs interspersed with the walks were so taxing.
Suffering. The word is used again and again in Scripture. Merriam-Webster defines "suffer" as "to submit to or be forced to endure."
Is there a difficult circumstance that you are being forced to endure? Christ submitted himself to intense suffering for us. We have no greater example of how to respond.
Today's randomly drawn sidewalk art (thanks to my neighbor Tina), very fitting for this entry.
Love these words from a song I heard yesterday. They've been running through my mind the past 16 hours.
Though in the race of faith you seek relief,
Reset your gaze on Him who knows your grief.
Rejected by the ones He came to save,
Without complaint, His sacred life He gave.