TCS students participating in the 100 Mile Club regularly receive encouragement from Coach Phillips. His latest note reads as follows:
Hello, 100 Mile Club Runners,
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24
When geese migrate over great distances, they fly in a “V” formation, which cuts the wind resistance for the entire flock. So that no one leader must bear the brunt of the wind all the time, they rotate leadership.
If a bird is injured, he is not left alone. One other bird stays behind with him until he is ready to fly again. The honking noises of geese are for a purpose. They are encouraging each other! Scientists believe geese can fly up to 72 percent farther than they can fly alone.
Like geese, we really do need each other in life. Stay close to those who will share your burdens, help you to heal, and encourage you. Encourage those around you to “keep on keeping on” in exercise and in life. April is a great month for gaining ground on finishing our quest to 100 logged miles! Encourage those around you to finish the journey, and to finish strong. Even more, encourage those around you to stay in the Word, and to preach the gospel at all times in word and in deed. It is a life-long journey, a marathon, not a sprint.
We are blessed to be able to do God’s work and blessed to be able to take care of our bodies, His temples. In a single moment, God can change a heart. Be a “Game Changer.” Be of impact to those around you!
I am now running because I can . . .,
Short, purposeful 3-mile runs . . ,
We run, jog, or walk because we can . . .
Through His power,
Mr. Rus Phillips
Lower School PE Teacher
Trinity Christian School