Dave ran a good race yesterday!! More importantly, tracts were passed out to many spectators. One man at church made a comment about being creative. Yes, sometimes we have to get out of the box. Thank you for your prayers!
Dave had some thoughts of his own to share....
As I was running the marathon yesterday, I heard Queen and 'We are the Champions' playing around 11 miles or so. People were singing and running. Freddie Mercury, of Queen, died because of an Aids related illness. He was a sodomite. Some claim that this popular song was a song of triumph for sodomy. I began to think, 'They almost have their wish. They have taken control in this world.' Then I thought, 'They can have this world, I don't want it. I'm pressing toward heaven!' Ephesians 2:2.
9 miles later, I heard AC/DC and Highway to Hell. I remembered a time when, as a teenager, I went to a Lutheran camp. We were so proud to be playing this song on someone's 8 track. I am so thankful for how God has saved me and continues to change me. Praise God. He is so good. And I also thought about these lost souls singing to these songs, having no clue just how lost they are in regards to this life and eternity. They need Jesus.
God changes lives. He changed mine. He continues to change me. And I am so thankful!
Even though I make mistakes, He is faithful and merciful. His strength is made manifest in my weaknesses.
2 Cor 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.