Gazing at these pictures tonight, I had an epiphany.
I eyed a daughter who suddenly noticed
she was being watched,
and then sprinted passionately to the mother she loves.
Yet I also saw myself, and how I desire to run the race.

This race called LIFE!
So often I get sidetracked from what is truly important.
I lose my perspective, and begin to pursue things that I am not called to –
at least not in this season.
I might even close my eyes to issues around me,
and pretend that everything is alright.
“How are you?”
“Just fine, thanks, and you?”
Do I truly want to become vulnerable by taking off that “mask” we women are such masters at wearing?
And then I remember….I remember the Truth!
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
He loves me just the way I am.
And so I don’t desire to just walk…
I want to run …
I want to run into the arms of the Heavenly Father
who envelopes me with an Everlasting Love.
Nothing I have done or ever will do
changes the truth that I am more precious than
gold or silver.
I am cherished beyond measure.
I am His beloved child!
So run, precious one, run!
Run with passionate abandon, into the welcoming arms of the only true Savior.
He can’t wait for you to come
And wait He will.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
His love endures for ever.
So what’s stopping you?