The NIV translation of Isaiah 40:31 reads, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on their wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Today marks one year since the first blog post went up on Facing Down Fears. Today also marks my completion of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.
For me the passage and the two events relate. Eagles actually do not fly that quickly typically. They soar. They rely on the air to help support them as they glide. It conserves energy.
Writing a blog does require work, and it is so much better when you as readers join in whether through comments or interviews granted. I cannot thank you enough for your emails and insights as we take this journey to face down our fears together.
By far the best part of the race today were the volunteers who would whistle and yell their support. Perhaps they would offer up a cool , wet sponge or hold up a sign of encouragement. I remember a little girl who was holding out her hand on the side of the road to give fives to the runners. She helped me get through another half mile.
The funny thing about Isaiah, is that soaring like eagles is not dramatic. It does not rely upon our constant flapping. It is believing that their will be the support you need when you need it. I thank you for the support you have been this past year… and the future support to come.