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Friday, December 08, 2017

In my morning quite time, I read a book entitled, "The Book of Mysteries," by NY best selling author Jonathon Cahn. He tells of mysteries in the Bible that aren't as easily seen or understood because of the differences in our culture today. It's done in a story telling fashion. Today he speaks of 2 runners.

One runs a perfect race. Always sleek, strong, fast. The other is not so coordinated. He falls a great deal, but he does his best to get to the end. On this date, the race is challenging with steep inclines and rough terrain. The strong runner takes off...speedy as usual and going strong. He did fall once. The second runner falls off and on quite a few times throughout the race, but he does cross the finish line. Who won the race??

The obvious answer is the perfect runner because he is strong and fast. The correct answer is the other guy. Why? The perfect runner ONLY runs a perfect race. He only runs a perfect race. Once he fell, it was no longer a perfect race. Once he fell, he quit, while the other runner fell, got up. Fell, got up. If he keeps falling for the length of the race, then he also keeps getting up for the length of the race.

The moral of the story is that we all fall down. There is no person on this earth right now who is perfect. Not a single one. We all fall. The win goes to the one who gets back up and starts again...and again!

What kind of runner are you?
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