Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Run The Race

The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada’s largest 10k road race since its inception in 1985, and is currently the third-largest timed 10k in North America. Founded by former Canadian Olympians Dr. Doug and Diane Clement along with Dr. Jack Taunton. The first run attracted 3,200 participants. Through the years the run captured the imagination and hearts of individuals wanting to improve their health and wellbeing. The event morphed into the phenomenon it is today with thousands upon thousands descending upon the streets of Vancouver each year in celebration of Vancouver Sun Run Sunday!

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When the Persian army landed at Marathon in 490 BC, the Athenians chose Phidippides, their best runner, to send word to other Greeks of the invasion. Setting out from Athens, Phidippides made for Sparta journeying by way of Eleusis, Megara, and Corinth. This was the very first marathon. By the time of Paul the Apostle, the marathon was a common race, so it isn’t surprising that Paul would use the race as a picture of the Christian life. In 1 Corinthians 9:24, we read, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” The Christian life is a marathon. We run the race from the moment we come to Jesus, and we don’t get the prize until we come face to face with Jesus and hear Him say, “well done, good and faithful servant.” By His grace, day by day, we are given everything we need to run consistently with Jesus, empowered to do well everything that He calls us to do.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley