If you see me head out the door of my comfortable, dry house during a torrential downpour, you probably will think that I am BONKERS, CRAZY, CUCKOO, DERANGED, FRUITY, NUTS, SCREWY, UNGLUED…..or just plain WACKY.  But actually one of the things I look forward to most as a runner is running in the rain.

Think about it for a minute.  When you were young, your parents rarely allowed you to venture outside during a storm and even more rarely allowed you to splash through deep puddles in your good tennis shoes.  But now that I’m an adult (I realize that’s still being debated in some circles), I can do whatever I want.  My two or three top running memories all involve the rain, so BRING ON THE RAIN!

One of my favorite Christian recording groups, Casting Crowns, has a song called Praise You in the Storm.  I couldn’t help but think of the following powerful lyrics as I was having an awesome, soggy moment on a recent morning run:

I’ll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hands.  For You are who You are no matter where I am.  And every tear I’ve cried, You hold in your hand.  You never left my side and though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm!

BE ENCOURAGED my friend.  The God of the sunshine is also God during the storms of life.  Praise Him in all things for He alone is worthy!

3 thoughts on “Bring on the Rain

  1. how about appreciative, deep rooted and very aware of His presence are other ways to look at your run in the rain. The rain and lyrics couple for a great reminder to ourselves. It is easy to overlook the sunshine, but we all seem to notice the rain. What a blessing and a comfort to know that He is by my side in both. What a mighty God we serve.

    But then again – there are always 2 sides to the coin, so bonkers, crazy, cuckoo, might not be too far off base for you : )


  2. that was a nice post. and yes, I like the new look of your blog. I love your new running picture…you look like 20 years younger! Hey, if running takes off 20 years and magically transports you to Malibu, I’M IN! (lol) Have a great day…rain or shine!


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