Rustlings (August 17, 2015)

The Peachtree Road Race is the largest 10K road race in the world. Each July 4, 60,000 runners toe the starting line to run the 6.2 mile course. Starters begin in waves. And when the last runners have crossed the starting line, the first and fastest runners have already crossed the finished line. The prize for surviving 6.2 miles in the humid heat of a July 4 day is….a t-shirt…a coveted t-shirt.

Hot days in the summer require lots of water for runners. The most amazing thing about the Peachtree Road Race, perhaps, is the volunteers. 3000 volunteers distribute over 120,000 gallons of water in over half a million cups so that runners can be refreshed every mile. The water stations and the volunteers keep the runners going…

The Wednesday Night ministries of FBG will resume on August 26. Like water stations along the race

course, each Wednesday evening offers a time of refreshment – a midweek break. The people who prepare our meals, lead our Bible studies, offer children mission and music education are providing what we need to healthily and happily keep moving along the journey of faith. The reward is much greater than a t-shirt!

I hope you’ll plan to attend midweek activities this fall. Let’s eat together, learn together, and talk about the day together. I’ve even heard we might entertain a few special guests…C. S. Lewis? Really? I’ll see you at the water stop…

— Jim