Aaron and I are off to the races again! On Saturday morning, Sept. 18th, we’ll be traveling to Dayton to take on the Dayton Air-force Base, all 13.1 miles of it! Then on Sunday morning, October 17th, we’re tackling Columbus, Aaron for the half and the Lord will be carying me through the full marathon. As always, we’re looking forward in anticipation of the experience, challenge, and lessons that come with each endeavor. With injuries and aches taking over, my strong-willed husband decided He needed an extra dose of umph to push through the training, and had a thought. He wanted to reach beyond himself and help to support a cause in the process. As only God can ordain (with the help of the tweeting world), we are very excited to communicate to you, our world-wide friends, an amazing opportunity to join together in championing a disease that affects so many – cancer.
For both races, we will be wearing shirts in support. Check out Aaron’s site for more details as to how YOU can join us in this endeavor. Also, click the photo to the left to learn more about Phil Brabbs and his battle with Multiple Myeloma (blood cancer). Buy a shirt, send us a photo, we’ll put together a slide show, as my husband says, “we’ll carry the mat together”. Have a blessed day!
Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Luke 5)
17One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick. 18Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
20When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
21The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
22Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 24But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 25Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”