Twenty-six point two miles. 138,435 feet. 1,661,220 inches.

There are many permutations, but the distance remains the same: long. For reasons not perfectly clear to me, running a marathon seemed like a good idea. That was six months ago. It’s easy to say yes. It’s easy to go online and register. It’s easy to read a book on running the marathon. It’s easy to tell people that you’re going to run a marathon. It’s easy to buy the shorts, shoes, and shirts.

The marathon itself, of course, wouldn’t be easy, but, hey, it’s six months away. Plenty of time to get ready. Plenty of time to get in shape. Plenty of time . . .

Read the entire article in the Adventist Review here.

David is a speaker for Light Bearers, co-founder of ARISE, and pastor of the Kingscliff Adventist Church in Australia. With a gifted clarity that wins both heart and mind, he has spent the last 15 years traveling the globe preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Violeta are the happy parents of two boys, Landon and Jabel.