Tomorrow morning 6:30, eleven runners will attempt to run from the Sukhna lake in Chandigarh to the Maharani Club in Patiala. This is 70k. There will also be cyclists accompanying us. There will be others supporting with cars. Others will run or cycle shorter distances. Some will wait for us in Patiala and run there with us. My brother, Nicolai, and a friend will cycle 210k in Pretoria. Marie will swim 7k in New York. We are raising funds to help Emmanuel get a kidney transplant. Read about it and donate here: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/runforemmanuel.
I always run for Emmanuel. The One described in the Bible is my Friend of which this blog testifies. Here is the verse in the Bible that talks about Him.
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Mat. 1:23
He is God who wants to be our Friend. He is not the God looking down from above, trying to catch us doing something wrong. He is not the impersonal “spirit” or “power” that cannot care.
No, He is God WITH US. He is the One that wants a relationship with each one here on earth.
Yes, He is the One that I run for.
I am nervous. This kind of distance is never easy. I will let you know how it went.